The Australian Forest Growers illustrate with this film how community landscape restoration has been carried out in Australia. The film helps promote their vision for Australia’s rural landscapes – one with less erosion, more beauty, plenty of native grass, trees and wildlife AND a way for people to earn an ‘environmentally friendly’ income through different kinds of tree growing.
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.
Video by CIFOR
Terry Sunderland, a scientist with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) explains what a "landscape approach" is -- why we need one and what scientists, NGOs and policymakers need to do to start implementing it.
By Abigail Hart and Margie Miller, EcoAgriculture Partners
Abigail Hart, co-author of the study, presents a 9-minute short-course on the state of integrated landscape initiatives (ILI) in Africa.
Before this study, understanding of integrated landscape approaches in Africa was fragmentary, often anecdotal, and spread widely across academic fields. To help fill this gap, we surveyed ILI leaders and participants across sub-Saharan Africa with the aim of answering six key questions:
In September 2012 Willem Ferwerda was appointed Executive Fellow Business & Ecosystems at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). Sustainable RSM talked with him about the significance of biodiversity and ecological sustainability in business education and practice.
The 21st of March2013 was is the first annual International Day of Forests. From 1972 until now, 21 March was celebrated as World Forestry Day, but last year the UN General Assembly upgraded it to an official UN Observance Day. In this video, Peter Holmgren CIFOR's Director General likes to share his thoughts on this day and argues for connecting the forests to the landscape and to our wider society and needs. According to the UN resolution, today is not just about forests, but about the entire landscape.
Sustainable Communities, which developed off the back of (and now incorporates) the Indigenous Trees for Life programme, has rapidly grown into a world-class sustainable development programme.
Greening your Future is a forest restoration and climate change mitigation initiative, with a focus on community upliftment. Trees grown by Wildlands 'tree-preneurs' are planted by green teams or community landowners to reforest degraded land.
A video on a FSC certified community forest enterprise in the state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico.
Video in Portuguese on the difficulties of restoration along the Xingu river in Brazil.