Restoration Opportunities Optimisation Tool (ROOT)


With the launch of the Restoration Opportunities Optimisation Tool (ROOT), the world has a better way of making decisions on ecosystem services, specifically in support of the people who actually rely on them. 

Toolkit for Ecosystem Service Site-based Assessment


Authors: Peh et al. (2014)

The Toolkit for Ecosystem Service Site-based Assessment (TESSA) has been developed through a collaboration of six institutions with input generously provided by scientists and practitioners from multiple disciplines. The toolkit provides accessible guidance on low-cost methods for how to evaluate the benefits people receive from nature at particular sites in order to generate information that can be used to influence decision making.

Tenure rights and access to forests. A training manual for research


Authors: A.M. Larson (CIFOR)

Part I of this guide has been created with the purpose of summarizing the mostimportant aspects of forest tenure rights and resource access, because of therelevance of these issues to research on forests, as well as providing guidanceon the selection of methods and tools for obtaining appropriate tenureinformation in research.

FAO training manual - collaborative conflict management for enhanced national forest programmes


Authors: Antonia Engel, FAO

Published by the National Forest Programme Facility at FAO, the manual provides guidelines for designing and conducting training courses for practitioners involved in managing conflict related to forest policy. It suggests a general framework for a five-day course and provides training activities, questions that training participants in conflict management workshops often ask, and a sample training agenda.

Forest Restoration Monitoring Tool


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.

Visualisation techniques


Presentation by Agni Klintuni Boedhihartono on visualisation techniques for landscape mapping.

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.