FAO releases study on genetic considerations in ecosystem restoration using native tree species 17 July 2014

Restoring forest ecosystems is recognized as a key strategy for tackling climate change, biodiversity loss and desertification, and can also yield products and services that support local people’s livelihoods. The value of using native tree species in restoration is receiving growing recognition, however this requires more than just planting the right species. The genetic composition of reproductive material significantly affects the success of restoration both in the short and the long term. Highlighting the key role of native tree species across a diversity of ecosystems and areas from around the world, this publication provides guidance to policymakers and practitioners. The study was coordinated by Bioversity International as input to FAO’s first report on The State of the World’s Forest Genetic Resources.


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