This report highlights lessons learnt from WWF's engagement in the Lower Danuble region. Restoration efforts have involved policy work, training workshops, but also active removal of dykes and sources of degradation, and trials on relatively small plots to determine best methods for the restoration of forest dynamics. Activities have included numerous field-based interventions, site preparation, removal of invasive species and both passive and active restoration, even though it did not necessitate the plantation of a large number of trees. Economic studies have demonstrated that the benefits of restoration, in terms of ecosystem goods and services secured, and disaster mitigation, far outweigh the costs.
Read here how people from the region are experiencing their changing landscape:
This is the fourth report in the series of field reports on lessons learnt from WWF and partners’ experience in forest landscape restoration efforts on the ground (the other reports highlighted work in Madagascar, Tanzania and New Caledonia).