Global Warming: Invasion of New Pests   Nature conservation in forests

Global Warming: Invasion of New Pests

Global warming favours the migration of forest pests from warmer regions into Austria, naturally or through importation. Worldwide trading facilitates the introduction of forest and wood pests from package wood.

 

Nature conservation in forests

The topic of nature conservation in Bavarian forestry has experienced unusually intense debates, campaigns and assailments.

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