There are over 2 billion hectares of degraded and deforested land across the world - places that have lost their ability to provide nature's benefits to people and the planet. Together we can restore them.
Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) is a process that aims to regain ecological integrity and enhance human well being in deforested or degraded forest landscapes.
It involves people coming together to restore the function and productivity of degraded forest lands - through a variety of place-based interventions, including new tree plantings, managed natural regeneration, or improved land management. FLR relies on active stakeholder engagement in the process and can accommodate a mosaic of different land uses, including agriculture, agroforestry, protected wildlife reserves, regenerated forests, managed plantations, and riverside plantings to protect waterways, just to name a few.
FLR is a more than just planting trees – it is restoring a full landscape “forward” to meet present and future need and provide multiple benefits and accommodate multiple uses over time. Regenerated forests can buffer wildlife reserves, protect water supplies, or encourage agroforestry economies. FLR is placed based and fluid.
Latest news on Forest Landscape Restoration from IUCN
18 Jan 2016 | Article
Forest landscape restoration partnership shares group knowledge: four different countries, one common goal
A Forest Restoration Exchange launched by the Brazilian Ministry for the Environment, Imazon, IUCN, and the World Resources Institute (WRI) is connecting practitioners and experts to scale up and implement knowledge and lessons in sustainable forest management …
04 Jan 2016 | Article
IUCN’s new video on forest landscape restoration (FLR) in Uganda, “Equipping Uganda for Restoration: Radio and Apps for Reforesting Landscapes” premiered as a winner in the Global Landscapes Forum Partner Video Awards on Dec 5, and is linked to a new report detailing how radio is helping farmers and communities in Uganda build their knowledge and capacity for sustainable land use. …
05 Dec 2015 | Article