Near East Network on Forest Health and Invasive Species (NENFHIS)

The Near East Network on Forest Health and Invasive Species (NENFHIS) supports the exchange of relevant information, knowledge and expertise on forest heath and invasive species issues in the Near East and North Africa (NENA) region.

Improved communication and collaboration in the region will help member countries address and manage the increased threats to forest health from forest pests and diseases, invasive species, climate change and abiotic disturbances.

The Network Secretariat is located with the FAO Regional Office for the Near East in Cairo, Egypt and this Web site is hosted on FAO servers.

To learn more about the Network activities and regional forest health issues, please access the most recent report through the Meetings page. 

Photos (Left-Right): Dieback of Cedrus atlantica, Morocco; Dieback of Juniperus procera, Saudi Arabia; Cedar of Lebanon (Cedrus libani) attacked by the cedar web-spinning sawfly (Cephalcia tannourinensis).



14 June 2021, 11:00-13:00 CEST
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Forest Invasive Species in the NENA Region and lessons learned

FAO Regional Office for Near East and North Africa (FAORNE) and Near East Network on Forest Health and Invasive Species (NENFHIS) invite you to participate a webinar on lessons learned about Forest Invasive Species in the NENA Region. Objectives of the webinar are to:

  • Share successes and challenges of addressing Forest Invasive Species issues in selected countries of the NENA Region;
  • Share information on FAO forest health activities in the Region;
  • Raise awareness of potential invasive species introductions and outbreaks in the Region.

 Please consult the Concept Note  and the Invitation  for more details.


Web applications and information Systems for forest risk management in Morocco - WEBINAR

Climate change, forest invasive species and increasing fire incidence pose the environment at great risk, especially in those regions where living conditions are already challenging. Monitoring, early warning and early action systems, were proven to be among the most efficient tools to prevent and combat and such risks.

The Near East Network on Forest Health and Invasive Species (NENFHIS) and the Near East Network on Wildlands Forest Fire (NENFIRE) aim to foster the exchange of information and act as a link between experts, institutions, networks and other stakeholders concerned with forest fires and invasive species.


  • Raise national, regional and global awareness on forest risks in the region (fire, invasive species, climate change impact) for the future and foster regional collaboration.
  • Facilitate Sharing of experience(s) on projects, programmes, good practices including information systems application and facilitate exchange of limited regional expertise.
  • Enhance preparedness through web applications and information system aimed at supporting risk management and monitoring.

Join the discussion!
February 23, 2021
11:00-13:00 Cairo time / EET

Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
The webinar will be held in French. Simultaneous interpretation from French to English will be also provided.
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Webinar - 29 July 2020, 10:00-11:30 hrs CET
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last updated:  Monday, June 7, 2021