Tropical forests

Mainstreaming FLR & Biodiversity Conservation, Case Studies from the International Model Forest Network

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This document provides select case studies from the International Model Forest Network (IMFN) related to mainstreaming ecosystem restoration and biodiversity conservation.It has been developed as a supplement in support of a short-term action plan on ecosystem restoration for Parties to the CBD

Responsible Enterprise, International Cooperation and Tropical Forest Management. Are we on the right track?

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Authors: Tropenbos, Wageningen University, Vereniging Tropische Bossen et al.

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.

México - FSC certified community forest enterprise

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A video on a FSC certified community forest enterprise in the state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico.

Restoring Brazils Atlantic Forest: Rebuilding an Endangered Ecosystem

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The Nature Conservancy and many partners are helping restore one billion native trees to Brazils highly endangered Atlantic Forest. But what does it take to rebuild an entire forest? Find out what traditional—and surprising—techniques are being used to bring this rainforest back from the brink of destruction. 

Thailand - Mae Tha community forestry experience

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A video on the Mae Tha community in the Chang Mai district of northern Thailand boasts a successful evolution into community forestry through the support of donors such as RECOTFC.

Restoration of Degraded Forest with Collaboration of Local Communities in Ghana: The Case of Pamu Berekum

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Presentation of D. Blay, F. K. Dwomoh and L. Damnyag of the Forestry Research Institute of Ghana (FORIG) for GPFLR teleconference on May 19th 2010.

Globo Rural presents: Conheça o trabalho de recuperação das nascentes do Xingu

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This video, shown on the Brazilian TV (in Portuguese) shows how to use innovative sowing techniques to effectively restore ex-forests, within an agro-forestry system.

High-Yield Oil Palm Expansion Spares Land at the Expense of Forests in the Peruvian Amazon

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Authors: V.H. Gutierrez-Velez, R. de Fries, M. Pinedo-Vasquez, M. Uriarte, C.Padoch, W. Baethgen, K. Fernandes, Y. Lim

High-yield agriculture potentially reduces pressure on forests by requiring less land to increase production. Using satellite and field data, the authors assessed the area deforested by industrial-scale high-yield oil palm expansion in the Peruvian Amazon from 2000 to 2010.

Earth Report Rwanda

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This is an episode of Earth Report, on forest restoration activities being done in Rwanda.