Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Toolbox

Forest Restoration and Rehabilitation

Welcome to the Forest Restoration and Rehabilitation Module, which is intended for people involved in afforestation and reforestation programmes. The module establishes the difference between forest restoration and rehabilitation and sets out the main steps involved in both.

The module provides basic and more detailed information on forest restoration and rehabilitation, as well as links to key tools and case studies of effective restoration and rehabilitation efforts.

Chavez-Tafur, J. & J. Zagt, R. (eds.). (2014). Towards productive landscapes. Tropenbos International, Wageningen, the Netherlands.

Dewees, P., Place, F., Scherr, S.J. & Buss, C. 2011. Investing in trees and landscape restoration in Africa: what, where, and how. Program on Forests (PROFOR). Washington, DC, USA. 

Evans, J. (ed.). 2009. Planted forests: uses, impacts, and sustainability. CAB International and FAO. 

FAO. 2003. Bringing back the forests. Policies and practices for degraded lands and forests. RAP Publication

FAO. 2011. Assessing forest degradation. Towards the development of globally applicable guidelines. Forest Resources Assessment Working Paper 177. Rome, Italy.

Global Partnership of Forest Landscape Restoration (GPFLR) Accessed 19 of May 2014.

IUFRO. 2007. IUFRO Conference on forest landscape restoration. Proceedings. Seoul, Republic of Korea. 

Lamb, D. 2011. Regreening the bare hills. Springer Science & Business Media.

Mansourian, S., Vallauri, D., Dudley, N. (eds.) & WWF International. 2005. Forest restoration in landscapes: beyond planting trees. Springer, New York. 

Sayer, J.A., Maginnis, S. (eds.). 2005. Forests in landscapes. Ecosystem approaches to sustainability. IUCN and Earthscan, UK. 

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