Douglas Sheil & Aida Bargués Tobella...
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?
Andrés Ettera, Angela Andrade, Cara R. Nelson, Jul...
Assessing restoration priorities for high-risk ecosystems: An application of the IUCN red list of ecosystems
The authors identify over 6M ha of priority areas for restoration in Colombia, targeting the restoration of 31 (75 %) of the country’s endangered ecosystems.
Eduardo Delgado Assad, Luiz Claudio Costa, Susian ...
Role Of ABC Plan And Planaveg in the Adaptation of Brazilian Agriculture to Climate Change
This working paper presents a set of sustainable practices for the Brazilian agriculture in the short and long-terms, that contribute to the provision and maintenance of ecosystem services, conservation and restoration of biomes, and more resilient low-carbon productive systems that are more adapted to current and future impacts from climate change.
Thais Vilela, Alfonso Malky, Aaron Bruner, Vera L...
A better Amazon road network for people and the environment
The rapidly expanding network of roads into the Amazon is permanently altering the world’s largest tropical forest. Most proposed road projects lack rigorous impact assessments or even basic economic justification. This study analyzes the expected environmental, social and economic impacts of 75 road projects, totaling 12 thousand kilometers of planned roads, in the region.
Alejandro A. Imbach and Adriana Vidal | IUCN...
How inter-institutional networks transform landscapes: Lessons from Latin America on advancing forest landscape restoration
This report presents a package of tools, principles and guiding questions that can be used to develop new or assess existing inter-sectoral coordination mechanisms (ICMs) for forest landscape restoration (FLR). This study also presents a package of tools, principles and guiding questions that can be used to develop new or assess existing ICMs for FLR.
Daniel Pinillos, Felix J. J. A. Bianchi, Rene Poc...
Understanding Landscape Multifunctionality in a Post-forest Frontier: Supply and Demand of Ecosystem Services in Eastern Amazonia
Sustainable food production requires approaches that reconcile agricultural production with the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources, biodiversity and associated ecosystem services. This paper's results, reviewed by Initiative 20x20, suggest that the simultaneous delivery of multiple ecosystem services may require land-use pathways that combine land sparing and sharing approaches, including restoring currently degraded land. The analysis can inform integrated land-use planning initiatives where, historically, the supply and demand for agricultural commodity production have been the single dominant driver for the current landscape configuration.
Leah Gichuki, Rens Brouwer, Jonathan Davies, Adria...
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.
Craig Hanson, Kathleen Buckingham, Sean DeWitt an...
The Restoration Diagnostic
The Restoration Diagnostic, A Method for Developing Forest Landscape Restoration Strategies by Rapidly Assessing the status of Key Success Factors, is a structured method for determining the status of enabling conditions within a landscape being considered for restoration and for designing the requisite policies, practices, and measures needed for successful restoration. The Diagnostic was developed as part of the Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology (ROAM) by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Angélica Vásquez Grandón, Pablo J. Donoso, and Vic...
Forest Degradation: When Is a Forest Degraded?
The present work proposes stand-level guidelines for identiﬁcation of a degraded forest according to a list of structural, compositional and regeneration criteria and characteristics. Emphasis is put on the need for local deﬁnitions of forest degradation, and identiﬁcation of thresholds that determine the points where the processes of degradation ﬁnalize into degraded forests.
Jan R. Bannister, Rodrigo Vargas‐Gaete, Juan F. Ov...
Major bottlenecks for the restoration of natural forests in Chile
Restoring over 500,000 ha in Chile using mainly native species seems like a daunting task by 2035. The practice of forest restoration needs to become massive and successful at a landscape scale. For this purpose, the authors discuss the three major bottlenecks that currently constrain the restoration efforts of forest ecosystems in Chile.