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Survey on Forest Restoration Practices

You are kindly invited to participate in an online survey that is part of a project involving the University of Lisbon, School of Agriculture, Portugal, in collaboration with Bioversity International, and the Associação Natureza Portugal, ANP, the representative of the World Wide Fund for Nature, WWF, in Portugal.

The results of this survey contribute to a research project focused on assessing current management practices adopted in forest restoration projects globally. A preliminary survey was conducted in 2019 which yielded very interesting preliminary results; with this second survey, it is hoped to further expand the geographic representativeness of the responses.

If you are involved in the management of a forest restoration project, you are kindly asked for your help in this effort. If you are not directly involved, it is hoped you could forward this email to your contacts and help reach forest landscape restoration managers and forestry professionals within your network. Participation in this survey is voluntary and responses to the questionnaire are anonymous.

However, if you want to receive a synthesis of the results of this initiative, kindly enter your email address in the optional field ''Email address''. If you provide your email address, it will be used exclusively to share the results of the survey with you. After completing this project, your contact information will be deleted from all records.

The questionnaire will take approximately 20 minutes and it is available in different languages. It will be open until Sunday, 6 December 2020, 21:00, GMT+1.

Closing date: 6 December 2020

English version: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Forest_Restoration_En
French version: https://fr.surveymonkey.com/r/Forest_Restoration_Fr
Spanish version: https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/Forest_Restoration_Es
Portuguese version: https://pt.surveymonkey.com/r/Forest_Restoration_Pt


United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030

About 20 per cent of the planet's green surface has seen a decline in productivity with fertility losses linked to erosion, soil depletion and pollution. Vegetative cover is consistently declining, affecting forests, croplands, grasslands and rangelands. Around 70 million hectares of forests have been lost since 2000 and desertification is advancing on fertile lands in many areas.

There has never been a more urgent need to restore damaged ecosystems than now!

Find out more at http://www.decadeonrestoration.org


United Nations Decade on Biodiversity (UNDB)

Find the basic facts about biodiversity in The Youth Guide on Biodiversity: http://www.fao.org/docrep/017/i3157e/i3157e00.htm

The promotional video outlining the goals of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity (UNDB) is available in English on the UNDB website at: http://www.cbd.int/2011-2020.



INFOSYLVA is an information service of news clippings provided by the FAO Forestry Information Centre with news on forests and forestry issues in English, French and Spanish. The articles are in their original language and compiled every two weeks. INFOSYLVA keeps readers informed of the latest news, research articles, publications, upcoming meetings and other events, as well as job postings, on forests and forestry related issues.

English: http://www.fao.org/forestry/infosylva/en/
French: http://www.fao.org/forestry/infosylva/fr/
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/forestry/infosylva/es/ 


CBD Partnership with ECOLEX

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has partnered with ECOLEX, the Gateway to Environmental Law, to provide readily accessible information on biodiversity-related laws and policies. ECOLEX is a web-based information service operated jointly by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). ECOLEX is the most comprehensive global source of national and international environmental and natural resources law and policy.

Visit https://www.cbd.int/ecolex/ and learn more!