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Visualizing Sustainable Landscapes

Authors: IUCN

The aim of this manual is to strengthen the community of practitioners who are using an innovative range of visual techniques in dealing with conservation and development situations. Visualization techniques are used to compare visions of stakeholders and to negotiate trade-offs through comparing these visions. Different visualization techniques are already widely used and several of these are discussed in this manual.

Learning from Landscapes. Arbor vitae special issue

Authors: IUCN

Learning from Landscapes. This arborvitae special reviews current best practice assessing landscape values based upon on-the-ground experiences in tropical developing countries.

Blue Carbon Policy Framework. Based on the first workshop of the International Blue Carbon Policy Working Group

Authors: IUCN, Conservation International

The report, Blue Carbon Policy Framework, outlines opportunities for including the conservation of coastal areas in the climate change policies and financing processes currently being negotiated in Durban. The study also highlights the need for the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and the voluntary carbon market to take coastal marine ecosystems into account.

Forest Landscape Restoration. Building Assets for People and Nature Experience from East Africa

Authors: IUCN, WWF, DFID

Forest loss and degradation carry a heavy human and environmental cost throughout tropical, temperate and boreal regions. In response, IUCN, WWF and various government and non-government partners have developed the Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) approach, which focuses on restoring the goods, services and ecological processes that forests can provide at the broader landscape level. While FLR is globally relevant, some captivating and interesting examples of restoration have come from East Africa. Three examples are highlighted in this booklet.

Expert Workshop on Forest Landscape Restoration in The Mediterranean Region

Authors: IUCN

This is a report on the expert workshop on Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) in theMediterranean region, which was organized by the IUCN and partners. The workshop brought together a broad group of actors with stakes in forest restoration, use, management and conservation, both on the ground and at the policy level, in order to identify the ways for effective application of Forest landscape restoration (FLR) concept in the Mediterranean region.

Panduan Restorasi Bentang Alam di Indonesia

Authors: IUCN, Tropenbos International, ITTO

Forest Landscape Restoration guidelines in Bahasa Indonesia

La Restauration des Paysages Forestiers en Afrique

Author: IUCN

Dans le souci de partager les expériences et développer une stratégie pour la restauration du paysage forestier en Afrique, le Ministère des Ressources Naturelles du Rwanda, l’UICN en collaboration avec l’OIBT et Helpage ont organisé du 8 au 12 juin 2009, un atelier intitulé, «Atelier sous régional sur la restauration du paysage forestier en Afrique».

Guidelines for Forest Restoration in Ghana

Author: IUCN

To introduce the concept of FLR in Ghana, the Government of Ghana supported the establishment of a National Working Group on Forest Landscape in 2004 to develop a National Plan of Action on FLR and encourage innovative restoration efforts. In addition, a National workshop on ITTO guidelines for the restoration, management and rehabilitation of degraded and secondary tropical forest was held in Ghana in 2006.

Forest Landscape Restoration. Broadening the Vision of West African Forests

Authors: IUCN

Forest Landscape Restoration is about getting the right blend of approaches,  at the right scale, to deliver the forest goods and services that people and  societies need. Although separate initiatives on projects using the FLR approach in West Africa already  exist, there is a need to repeat these examples on a broader scale.

A World of Opportunity

Authors: The Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration

This document addresses the opportunities of forest landscape restoration across the world. By mapping these potential restoration sites it becomes possible to bring these landscapes back to life.