INFORMA’s case studies were selected as practical examples of the diverse and complementary Forest Management Units (FMU) in Europe. They represent the five major biogeographical regions in the continent, corresponding to 96% of the EU territory and 94% of its forests.
Northern Limestone Alps
Austria, Alpine Forest
Extending from Austria to South-Eastern Germany, the Northern Limestone Alps are covered by alpine forests of great ecological, economic, and recreational significance.
Woods of Brabant
Belgium, Atlantic Forest
Among the most beautiful and oldest forests in Belgium, the Woods of Brabant are characterised by more than 10,000 hectares of Atlantic Forest, abundant in oak and beech trees, but also in maples and pines.
Finland, Boreal Forest
The boreal forests in North Karelia, the easternmost region of Finland, hold great ecological, economic, and societal (e.g., recreational) value.
Râșca Forest District
Romania, Continental Forest
In Romania, INFORMA will zoom in on the Râșca Forest District in the County of Suceava, covered by spruce, pine and beech trees in forests under strict protection or used for wood production.
Spain, Mediterranean Forest
Mediterranean forests are a unique world natural heritage in terms of biological diversity. In Northeastern Spain, the Rialb reservoir, fed by the river Segre, is framed by scenic Mediterranean forests that climb the surrounding hills and mountains.