Forest landscape restoration: increasing the positive impacts of forest restoration or simply the area under tree cover?

  • Authors: Mansourian, Stephanie; Stanturf, John A.; Derkyi, Mercy Afua Adutwumwaa; Engel, Vera Lex
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
  • Source: Restoration Ecology
  • DOI: 10.1111/rec.12489

Abstract

Restoring forest landscapes is critical in the face of continued global forest loss and degradation. In this article, we
explore some challenges underlying the delivery of global commitments to restore forest landscapes. We propose that three
fundamental questions need to be resolved upfront for the effective implementation of Forest Landscape Restoration and
related commitments: (1) What social and ecological landscape objectives are being sought through Forest Landscape
Restoration? (2) How are specific areas being selected for restoration? (3) How is success measured when restoring forest
landscapes? We believe that there is an urgent need to adequately answer these questions to successfully implement political
commitments for large-scale forest restoration.

  • Citation: Mansourian, Stephanie; Stanturf, John A.; Derkyi, Mercy Afua Adutwumwaa; Engel, Vera Lex 2017. Forest landscape restoration: increasing the positive impacts of forest restoration or simply the area under tree cover?. Restoration Ecology. 6 p. DOI:10.1111/rec.12489
  • Keywords: Bonn Challenge, hectare targets, restoration scale
  • Posted Date: January 27, 2017
  • Modified Date: February 6, 2017
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