Rediscovering The Country

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.

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2013 Global Landscapes Forum Final Report

The final report of the first Global Landscapes Forum which was held from 16-17 November 2013 alongside the UNFCCC COP19 in Warsaw, Poland.

Governing Forest Landscape Restoration: Cases from Indonesia

Authors: Oosten. C van, Gunarso. P, Koesoetjahjo. I. and F. Wiersum, 2014

Forest landscape restoration includes both the planning and implementation of measures to restore degraded forests within the perspective of the wider landscape. Governing forest landscape restoration requires fundamental considerations about the conceptualisation of forested landscapes and the types of restoration measures to be taken, and about who should be engaged in the governance process. A variety of governance approaches to forest landscape restoration exist, differing in both the nature of the object to be governed and the mode of governance. This paper analyses the nature and governance of restoration in three cases of forest landscape restoration in Indonesia.

Financing Strategies for Integrated Landscape Investment

This study uncovered a wealth of models for financing ILM, and for promoting integrated investments in agriculture, ecosystems and rural development. The report provides a foundation for building robust investment platforms, including more effective private-public partnerships. The cases from innovative finance institutions, as well as the case studies of landscapes from Brazil, Kenya and South Africa, demonstrate promising ways to add value and attract investment that benefits people, food and nature.

The landscape governance process for conserving The Sungai Wain Protection Forest, Indonesia

This MSc research thesis explores the characteristics of the landscape governance process for the protection of Sungai Wain forest in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. The author assesses the role of multi-level governance and how that contrbiutes to  Sungai Wain forest being perceived as an unique example of good forest protection. 

Landscape estoration through innovative landscape governance - A case study of coal mining in East Kalimantan, Indonesia

This MSc research thesis focusses on the restoration of post coal mining sites in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. The author tries to gain a better understanding of the regulations, set by the government, which oblige mining companies to restore the desgraded land after mining practices have finished. How does this work in practice and how does this influence and shape the broader landscape governance?

Forest Landscape Restoration: Who Decides? A Governance Approach to Forest Landscape Restoration

Author: Oosten C van, 2013

Forest landscape restoration is currently gaining momentum as a means of jointly addressing climate change and future agricultural demands. Forest landscape restoration does not aim to ‘just’ restore forests, but to restore them from a broader perspective on the landscape as a whole, allowing simultaneous restoration of the ecological and productive functions of forests. There are many ways in which forested landscapes can be restored, depending on the biophysical characteristics of the landscapes, but also, and even more so on the interests of a landscape’s stakeholders, and the way in which they negotiate, and make landscape decisions. This complex process of decision making between stakeholders operating at various levels and scales is usually referred to as landscape governance.

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.