Forest Landscape Restoration - IUFRO Occasional Paper No 33

"Forest Landscape Restoration Implementation: Lessons learned in selected landscapes in Africa, Asia, and Latin America."

Stanturf J. A., Mansourian S., Darabant A., Kleine M., Kant P., Burns J., Agena A., Batkhuu N. O., Ferreira J., Foli E., Guerra A., Miah M. D., Ranjatson P., Sabogal C., Addo-Danso S. D., Badugu S., Brienza S., Chandel P. V., Chander S., Chandra S., Cujcuj B., Derero A., González O., Gutierrez B., Guuroh R. T., Hossain M. A., Juárez M. A., Kometter R., Lokesh J., López F. L., Pereira C., Rajendra K., Randrianasolo R., Razafimbelo N. T., Reddy M. C., Reddy G. C. S., Sharma D. S., Sukhbaatar G., Thakur S. K., Tavares P. A., Tewari V. P., Verma R. K., 2020.Forest Landscape Restoration Implementation: Lessons learned from selected landscapesin Africa, Asia and Latin America. Occasional Paper No. 33. IUFRO. Vienna, Austria. 63 p.

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A total of 17 landscapes in nine countries with Bonn Challenge commitments (three each in Africa, Asia and Latin America) were analysed as “snapshots” of FLR implementation. Following a common methodology de-veloped by the IUFRO Team, local forest scientists selected landscapes with past and ongoing restoration activities. Local teams collected data and interviewed people on-site, according to an agreed questionnaire and reporting format. Questions sought to determine, notably, who is involved, what actions are taken, what is working, what is not working, what has been achieved, what policies are supporting or hindering implementa-tion, what has been learned to date, and what could be done differently. Building on this information, over 60 specific lessons learned were derived from the landscape studies. These were further distilled into the ten overarching lessons that are presented in this publication. Our results are intended to specifically inform FLR stakeholders operating in three different spaces; i.e., field implementation, FLR facilitation, and governance and policy. Through this publication IUFRO hopes that the overarching lessons can provide valuable experi-ences for others involved in implementing forest landscape restoration.