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Forest and Landscape Restoration

This module is intended for people involved in the restoration of forest cover at the landscape scale. It sets out the main steps involved in planning forest and landscape restoration, including decisions on the types of intervention to be used, where to intervene in the landscape, and how much restoration might be undertaken to achieve local-to-national objectives. The module reviews some of the technologies and institutional arrangements that are likely to be needed, and financial aspects. It provides links to tools for, and case studies of, effective restoration and rehabilitation efforts at the landscape scale.

The aim of this report is to summarize the scope and scale of ASM in protected areas and critical ecosystems worldwide, describe its known effects, document and study attempted solutions, and offer an initial set of recommendations. While this report provides background on some of the current issues in the...
In 2000, WWF collaborated with IUCN (and other conservation and development groups) in defining forest landscape restoration as: “a planned process that aims to regain ecological integrity and enhance human wellbeing in deforested or degraded landscapes”. The concept of forest restoration at a landscape scale emerged in part from recognition...
Work on forest restoration is not new in the Asia-Paci c region. Classical achievements include the planting of teak in Java, and the ‘taungya’ system, rst introduced in Burma for afforesting swidden areas. A variety of restoration techniques is available, ranging from natural regeneration to mixed species plantations. The...
This paper examines how interventions intended to improve functionality and productivity of forested landscapes to improve livelihoods of the poorest populations, might actually yield co-benefits in terms of biodiversity conservation. It argues in favour of a ‘landscape’ approach to achieve these co-benefits. Using case study examples from eight landscapes involved in...
This latest research tells us that there are more than 1 billion hectares of lost or degraded forest lands worldwide where restoration opportunities may be found. With this comes substantial potential to not only sequester large volumes of carbon but also to help lift people out of poverty and reduce...
The website provides information on forest and forest landscape restoration projects carried out worldwide.
FAO and the Global Mechanism of the UNCCD have joined efforts to prepare this discussion paper on sustainable financing for FLR. This document provides an overview of existing funding sources and financial instruments that could be used and adapted specifically for implementation of FLR efforts at the national, regional and global...
The Global Partnership on Forest and Landscape Restoration is a proactive network that unites governments, organisations, communities and individuals with a common goal. The partnership was initiated with the purpose of catalyzing and reinforcing a network of diverse examples of restoration of forests and degraded lands that deliver benefits to...
This study reviews the key literature related to Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) in order to establish its benefits and limitations as well as identify any gaps in evidence. The study then outlines potential challenges in meeting the identified gaps and recommends next steps to guide further evaluation and measurement. FMNR...
Increased investment in landscape restoration is essential for meeting ambitious global targets that already exist, including the Bonn Challenge to bring 150 million ha into restoration by 2020. Climate and development finance will not be sufficient to meet this level of ambition. Private finance has a very important role to...