What is forest landscape restoration?
Forest landscape restoration turns barren or degraded areas of forest land into healthy, fertile, working landscapes where local communities, ecosystems and other stakeholders can cohabit, sustainably. To be successful, it needs to involve everyone with a stake in the landscape, to design the right solutions and build lasting relationships.
Forest landscape restoration (FLR) is not just about trees. It's about creating dynamic functioning landscapes. Trying to put the forest back the way it once was is one possible restoration response to degraded lands - but there are many other restoration strategies and potential land uses that often can be woven together to tailor a solution that’s right for the setting and for all those with a stake in the land.
The goal, in each case, is to revitalize the landscape so that it can meet the needs of people and the natural environment, sustainably.
Latest news on Forest Landscape Restoration from IUCN
On May 29-30th, 2014, world decision-makers, scientists, practitioners and advocates will meet in Washington, DC, to discuss the potential of large-scale ecosystem restoration to further global development goals and sustainable livelihoods. …
26 Feb 2014 | Event
30 Jan 2014 | International news release
Guangzhou, China, January 20, 2014: IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) today launched a new partnership project with Danone Ecosystem Fund and Danone Waters China. The project, formally called “Eco-Longmen, Living Dongjiang - Protecting Watersheds for Sustainable Drinking Water”, aims to restore critical drinking water sources in the Upper Dongjiang River Basin. The focus is on the Jiaquan Watershed, and the project will involved working with local communities and empowering local stakeholders to manage natural resources sustainably, so as to ensure that the watershed provides healthy ecosystem services and multiple benefits to 20 million local and downstream residents. …