ELTI Online Course

The Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative (ELTI) at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies will be  be offering an online course open for public enrollment entitled, “Tropical Forest Restoration in Human-Dominated Landscapes.” Application deadline is September 1, 2017

Bioversity International: Forest Genetic Resources Training Guide

This set of training materials makes Forest Genetic Resources (FGR) training relevant, attractive and accessible to non-specialists. It enables teachers and trainers to cover FGR issues in their courses, and increase understanding of how to manage diverse and complex forest and other tree based ecosystems sustainably. 

Unasylva: Forest and Landscape Restoration

This issue of Unasylva maps out some of the progress that has already been made with FLR, and the challenges that lie ahead.

TerrAfrica:Sustainable Land Management Knowledge Platform

The TerrAfrica program has produced guidelines for best practices in sustainable land man­agement (SLM), with an aim to disseminate these promising practices and create a framework for invest­ment in SLM in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) (watch this short video on TerrAfrica). Based on these guidelines and best practices, this knowledge platform provides an easy-to-navigate tool to access the TerrAfrica knowledge and a visual space for community of practice to interact among each other and with experts from within and outside the continent.

Global Forest Change map

Published by Hansen, Potapov, Moore, Hancher et al.

Results from time-series analysis of 654,178 Landsat images in characterizing forest extent and change, 2000–2012.

Ten Principles for a Landscape Approach to Reconciling Agriculture, Conservation, and Other Competing Land Uses

Authors: Sayer. J et al, 2013

Landscape approaches” seek to provide tools and concepts for allocating and managing land to achieve social, economic, and environmental objectives in areas where agriculture, mining, and other productive land uses compete with environmental and biodiversity goals. Here we synthesize the current consensus on landscape approaches.

The Bonn Challenge

Authors: GPFLR

At the invitation of the German Government and IUCN, the Bonn Challenge was established at a ministerial roundtable in September 2011 – it calls for restoration of 150 million hectares of deforested and degraded lands by 2020.

The Global Partnership on Forest and Landscape Restoration (GPFLR)

Authors: GPFLR

This key document of the Global Partnership on Forest and Landscape Restoration presents the goal of the partnership and the need for restoration of forests and landscapes.

Assessing National Potential for Landscape Restoration. A Briefing Note for Decision-Makers

Authors: GPFLR

This briefing note adresses the worldwide opportunities for forest and landscape restoration. The GPFLR and its partners are developing a methodology and tools to help you identify where degraded lands are located in your country, estimate their extent, and what benefits their restoration could bring, to whom, and at what cost. Two pilot experiences in Ghana and Mexico are presented.

From Climate-Smart Agriculture to Climate-Smart Landscapes

Authors: Sara J Scherr, Seth Shames and Rachel Friedman

For agricultural systems to achieve climate-smart objectives, including improved food security and rural livelihoods as well as climate change adaptation and mitigation, they often need to be take a landscape approach; they must become ‘climate-smart landscapes’. Climate-smart landscapes operate on the principles of integrated landscape management, while explicitly incorporating adaptation and mitigation into their management objectives