Suzanne Ozment, Maggie Gonzalez, Anelise Schumache... October 2021
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.... August 2021
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... June 2021
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... May 2021
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... May 2021
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... March 2021
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... January 2021
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,... January 2021
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
Manuel Acevedo, Carolina Álvarez-Maldini, R. Kaste... January 2021
Native Plant Production in Chile. Is It Possible to Achieve Restoration Goals by 2035?
Facing rapid loss of biodiversity as a consequence of climate change, Chile has formally pledged to restore 600,000 ha of native forest by 2035. This effort, however, has not considered the amount and quality of native plants required to meet this pledge. Thus, we examined data collected during the annual, government-conducted census of small- and medium-sized nurseries from central Chile, which account for 78% of the nation’s total plant production, to assess if current production is sufficient to meet Chile´s restoration needs. We coupled this with data collected during our series of ongoing research projects to determine if nurseries are currently meeting minimum seedling quality standards based on morpho-physiological attributes. Our four-year analysis (2016–2019) shows that the number of native seedlings has increased by only 4%, but because only 19% of nursery managers have training, just 29% of all seedlings meet quality criteria for restoration. Thus, under the current rate and quality of plant production, meeting restoration pledges desired by the year 2035 would not be achieved until 2181. This timeline can be accelerated through an urgent expansion of nursery space, implementation of a continuous program for technology and knowledge transference, and strong support through governmental policies. 
Agencia para a Gestao Integrada de fogos rurais... November 2020
Portugal's National Plan for Integrated Wildland Fire Management
2030 National Plan for integrated wildland fire management
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