Dry land forests

Building Forest Landscapes Resilient to Global Changes in Drylands

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An introduction and outline of the first international workshop co-organized by the Government of Turkey and FAO in spring 2012. This work will be an analysis and documentation of lessons learnt from afforestation and forest restoration in dry land areas.

Forest Restoration Monitoring Tool

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Authors: FAO

This document in English and French is a draft version of a FAO Forest Restoration Monitoring Tool. This endeavour will aim at compiling and evaluating the lessons learnt and developing operational guidelines for the restoration of degraded areas particularly in dry land forests.

South Africa - Sustainable Communities Programme

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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

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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.

Hope in a Changing Climate

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A film by John D. Liu (EEMCP) on successful examples of forest landscape restoration projects in China, Ethiopia and Rwanda. This film was created by John D. Liu, head of the Environmental Education Media Project of the University of Reading, UK.

Undertaking Restoration: Building-in Resilience

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Presentation on undertaking restoration for the SER Conference Mexico, August 2011.

Expert Workshop on Forest Landscape Restoration in The Mediterranean Region

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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.

Forest Landscape Restoration. Broadening the Vision of West African Forests

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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 Study on the Social, Economic and Environmental Impacts of Forest Landscape Restoration in Shinyanga Region, Tanzania

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Author: IUCN

In East Africa, restoration is being used as a tool to promote both livelihood security and forest conservation. The following examples from the region make it clear that the lessons from East Africa are pertinent for the rest of the world.

The Ecosystem Approach. Learning from Experience

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Authors: IUCN, edited by Gill Shepherd

This book follows applications of the Ecosystem Approach over a 5-10 year period in five locations.  Key findings include the vital importance of a full stakeholder analysis, of market analysis and of the promotion of institutional evolution.