Primary forests of Europe’s temperate zone play an important role in providing key ecosystem functions to our society. Primary forests also provide habitat for many species that help maintain biodiversity. Institutions and individuals behind the REMOTE (REsearch on MOuntain TEmperate) Primary Forests project help enhance our understanding of unique primary forests over long periods of time by means of various activities including research, public outreach, and education.
The REMOTE project is a partner with Palm Oil Watch International. It is an independent platform bringing together organizations and individuals to reduce global palm oil consumption. Palm oil can be found in approximately half of packaged food and cosmetic products, it is also added to biofuels and diesel. A survey of 4,500 Europeans, in nine states, has shown that 82 % of citizens surveyed are not aware that a bio-component is added to these products.Read more
Trees cover 182 million hectares of the EU. That’s six times the size of Italy. Yet as the stories in this report show, European Union (EU) forests are under threat, and rapid and committed action is required to save them. We all - citizens, policy-makers, civil society organisations and political leaders - have a responsibility to protect our forests, and to make sure they are managed in a way which respects biodiversity, indigenous and community rights, and natural resource limits.Read more