IUFRO Scientists Develop FLR Stoplight Tool

At the Bonn Challenge 2.0 meeting on 20-21 March 2015, IUFRO presents a stoplight framework developed by IUFRO scientists to demonstrate how FLR can contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation

A Landscape Perspective on Monitoring & Evaluation for Sustainable Land Management - Trainers' Manual

Authors: Louise E. Buck, Raffaela Kozar, John Recha, Ayal Desalegn, Chris Planicka, Abigail K. Hart - EcoAgriculture Partners and Cornell University, EcoAgriculture Partners, Environmental Resource Management Center for Sustainable Development, EcoAgriculture Partners, Environmental Resource Management Center for Sustainable Development

Toolkit for Ecosystem Service Site-based Assessment

Authors: Peh et al. (2014)

The Toolkit for Ecosystem Service Site-based Assessment (TESSA) has been developed through a collaboration of six institutions with input generously provided by scientists and practitioners from multiple disciplines. The toolkit provides accessible guidance on low-cost methods for how to evaluate the benefits people receive from nature at particular sites in order to generate information that can be used to influence decision making.

Sharing the Land: Restoring Degraded Ecosystems and Improving Livelihoods Through Agroforestry

Authors: Marion Davis, of the Stockholm Environment Institute, and Matilda Palm, of the Forest, Climate & Livelihood Research Network (Focali) and Chalmers University of Technology.

This brief examines how agroforestry approaches – growing trees with crops, and sometimes with animals – can advance land restoration and conservation while also strengthening livelihoods

Manual de restauración ecológica campesina para la Selva Lacandona

Authors: D. David, B.G. Ferguson

This Spanish manual is the result of several years of research on ecological restoration in Selva Lacandona, Mexico. It is a useful guide for both farmers and technicians involved in ecological restoration in rural areas.

Desertification The Invisible Frontline


A new publication by the UNCCD examines desertification as a cause of global conflict and instability and calls for urgent action to support communities in crisis.

On the Road to the Bonn Challenge

By the GPFLR

Two years into the Bonn Challenge, the world is well on its way to achieving the goal of restoring 150 million hectares of the planet’s degraded and deforested lands.

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Blog: Saving the Trees for the Forest: Towards Landscape Restoration

By Margie Miller, EcoAgriculture Partners

Trees do it all – from slowing climate change and improving water quality to producing food and enhancing human health. Unfortunately, the number of trees available to perform these services has dramatically decreased over the last several centuries, as twenty percent of global forest cover has been degraded and thirty percent cleared. I learned these facts at The Power of Landscape Restoration

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.