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.
Ministerio de Ambiente, Panamá... October 2020
Programa Nacional Restauración Forestal 2020, Ministerio de Ambiente, Panamá
El Programa Nacional de Reforestación con énfasis en cuencas productoras de agua
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. 
FAO... October 2020
Restoring the Earth - The next decade
Restoring the Earth - The next decade
Patricia Quijano Vallejos, Peter Veit, Pedro Tipul... October 2020
Undermining Rights: Indigenous Lands and Mining in the Amazon
Undermining Rights: Indigenous Lands and Mining in the Amazon
Z. Carter Berry et al.... September 2020
Evaluating ecosystem service trade-offs along a land-use intensification gradient in central Veracruz, Mexico
Evaluating ecosystem service trade-offs along a land-use intensification gradient in central Veracruz, Mexico
Douglas Sheil & Aida Bargués Tobella... September 2020
More trees for more water in drylands: myths and opportunities
The restoration of tree cover influences water availability. Many people — some experts, too — believe incorrectly that greater tree cover has an invariably negative impact on local water availability. Where do these beliefs come from?
Andriana S. Miljanic, Xingwen Loy, David L. Gruene... August 2020
Bee communities in forestry production landscapes: interactive effects of local-level management and landscape context
Bee communities in forestry production landscapes: interactive effects of local-level management and landscape context
Daniel Wiegant, Wageningen University, Netherlands... May 2020
Learning from the past to improve landscape restoration governance in Ecuador
How the forest and landscape restoration (FLR) targets that are set as part of Initiative 20x20 are advanced locally remains largely undocumented. To achieve landscape restoration targets, actors at multiple levels of the governance scale aim to influence relevant restoration processes on the ecological scale. In doing so, governance actors have often been critiqued to focus more on the specific number of restored hectares of degraded and deforested lands, without sufficiently considering the effectiveness of restoration efforts themselves, which has a lot to do with how they are governed.
Leah Gichuki, Rens Brouwer, Jonathan Davies, Adria... November 2019
Reviving land and restoring landscapes
This report shows through policy analysis in 13 selected countries that linkages and complementarity between the nature and objectives of Bonn Challenge pledges and the LDN targets are robust, therefore the opportunity to optimize synergies and impact needs to be realized. Pathway to this include strengthening (inter)sectoral coordination, consolidating reporting schemes for FLR and LDN, and aligning investments and actions within the national restoration agendas and LDN agendas.
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