SylvaMED: Mediterranean Forests for All
Mediterranean forest ecosystems provide multiple goods and services, and are key to the socio-economic development of rural zones and to the well-being of urban populations. Many of these forest collective goods are crucial to environmental sustainability but currently unrecognized. Quantification of their value and field experiments will allow for their policy uptake.
SylvaMED (2010-2013) is a european territorial cooperation project, part of the MED transnational program that intends to facilitate innovative integration of forests environmental services into regional policies through to demonstrate that PES and MBI systems are feasible and sustainable both environmentally and economically in our mediterranean rural communities, providing for both long-term conservation of natural resources and additional income for local populations.