Pablo J. Donoso et al....
Silviculture of South American temperate native forests
South America has the largest area of temperate forests in the Southern Hemisphere, which grow in diverse site conditions. The aim of this paper is to review the practices of silviculture applied and recommended for these temperate forests, and to discuss prospects to develop new silvicultural proposals to improve sustainability, adaptation and in-situ conservation of forest ecosystems.
Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and Agricu...
Reforestation with Native Species: Case Studies, Economic Viability and Environmental Benefits
With enormous agricultural capacity and as one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, Brazil has the potential to become a leader in generating wealth with native species. The country has a great opportunity to increase and upscale silvicultural activities using native species to produce timber, vegetable oils, fruits, and a variety of other forest products. However, Brazilian forest products are still far from reaching their full potential in national and global supply chains. One of the barriers to scaling up this forest economy is a lack of knowledge on existing models, their economic returns, and the organizations who can accelerate implementation. This publication aims to fill that gap. Leveraging the vital work developed by the Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and Agriculture, this study also aims to facilitate arrangements between the private sector, governments, civil society and academia to jointly promote this new model of economic development based on a low-carbon economy.
Suzanne Ozment, Maggie Gonzalez, Anelise Schumache...
Nature-Based Solutions in Latin America and The Caribbean: Regional Status and Priorities for Growth
This paper discusses how the Latin American and Caribbean region is on the verge of a transition from experimenting with nature-based solutions (NBS) to adopting it on a much wider scale that can transform infrastructure planning and investments for the better. NBS can contribute to equitable and sustainable development across this region, and can provide benefits to multiple sectors and societal challenges.
Atkinson et al....
Seeding Resilient Restoration: An Indicator System for the Analysis of Tree Seed Systems
The ideal structure of a seed system integrates five components: seed selection and innovation, seed harvesting and production, market access, supply and demand, quality control, and an enabling environment. The authors propose 15 indicators to evaluate these key components and trial them by assessing national seed systems in 7 Latin American countries.
Alejandro Imbach and Adriana Vidal...
How Inter-Institutional Networks Transform Landscapes
This study identifies key factors related to the success and impact of ICMs for FLR and presents elements that should be considered when developing new or assessing current ICMs.
Rene Zamora Cristales...
Financial Strategies for Forest and Landscape Restoration
Many governments have developed robust plans and strategies to prioritize areas for restoration under multiple environmental, social and economic objectives. But once these processes are finished, restoration often stalls. Why?
Daniel Pinillos, René Poccard-Chapuis, Felix J.J.A...
Landholders’ perceptions on legal reserves and agricultural intensification: Diversity and implications for forest conservation in the eastern Brazilian Amazon
This study analyzed the views of medium and large landholders on Legal Reserves and their relation to agricultural intensification in the municipality of Paragominas, eastern Amazon. Since Brazillian Legal Reserves have major implications for forest conservation and agricultural production, it is key that we understand landholders’ perceptions towards them.
Daniella Schweizer, Marijke van Kuijk, Jaboury Gha...
Perceptions from non-governmental actors on forest and landscape restoration, challenges and strategies for successful implementation across Asia, Africa and Latin America
Gathering the perceptions of actors within non-governmental organizations engaged in Forest and Landscape Restoration across countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America about what FLR is and their perceived challenges and strategies for implementation.
Klaus N. Kremer, Jan R. Bannister, and Jürgen Bauh...
Restoring native forests from Pinus radiata plantations: Effects of different harvesting treatments on the performance of planted seedlings of temperate tree species in central Chile
A landscape-replicated experiment to test the influence of different harvesting treatments (clearcut, strip-cutting and unharvested control) on the early establishment of native tree species in 20-year-old Pinus radiata plantations.
Jan R. Bannister, Manuel Acevedo, Germán Travieso,...
The influence of microsite conditions on early performance of planted Nothofagus nitida seedlings when restoring degraded coastal temperate rain forests
The first study documenting the performance of Nothofagus nitida planted seedlings