Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration (GPFLR)
What is the GPFLR?
The Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration (GPFLR) is a worldwide network of Forest and Landscape Restoration (FLR) practioners and supporters working from grassroots level upwards to spread best practice and political awareness of restoration and its powerful benefits. It is coordinated by a secretariat hosted at IUCN.
The Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration builds support for restoration with decision-makers and opionon-formers at both local and international levels, and influences legal, political and institutional frameworks to support Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR).
FLR is not a fixed science or discipline; it is a fluid, fertile practice that pulls in expertise from many different fields. The GPFLR's Learning Network is based on the principle that ideas transform landscapes; it connects partners and collaborators from diverse parts of the world in a community of practice that allows new ideas and solutions to be freely exchanged.
The Learning Network is vital to the sharing of FLR experience from around the world, and to the achievement of milestones such as the Bonn Challenge target to restore 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested land by 2020. That experience includes helping to bring about breakthrough projects and undertakings in settings as diverse as Brazil, China, Indonesia, North Korea, Rwanda, and the US.
By working from the ground up, GPFLR partners have reinforced each other's efforts, rather than competed with them. Together they have shifted international dialogue and raised the political consciousness of landscape restoration. Through high-level events and cutting-edge analysis, the Partnership has produced and communicated the evidence of the kind of transformations that restored landscapes can bring about in ecosystems and communities.