By Stewart Maginnis, Jennifer Rietbergen-McCracken, Alastair Sarre

'This publication has been written via a workforce of specialists from a large choice of institutions... the result's via some distance the main accomplished and simple to appreciate therapy of FLR but written.' ACHIM STEINER (DIRECTOR basic, IUCN) AND MANOEL SOBRAL FILHO (EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ITTO), FROM THE PREFACE woodland loss and degradation have triggered a decline within the caliber of surroundings providers all over the world. yet solving the matter takes greater than simply planting timber; practitioners more and more discover panorama process is key. This guide, authored and edited via foreign experts within the box of forestry, is the 1st sensible consultant to utilizing woodland panorama recovery (FLR) to fix the wear and tear performed to wooded area lands by means of negative land administration perform. utilizing examine sponsored by way of revered associations comparable to ITTO and the realm Conservation Union (IUCN), it explains find out how to elevate the resilience of landscapes and the groups they aid via FLR. the most goal of FLR isn't to re-establish pristine woodland, no matter if this have been attainable; quite, the target is to make landscapes extra resilient and thereby maintain destiny administration techniques open. It additionally goals to aid groups as they try to extend and maintain the advantages they derive from land administration. This booklet explains the concept that of FLR and courses the reader throughout the steps that needs to be taken to place it into perform. it truly is an imperative reduction for practitioners in all points of forestry and traditional source administration. released with ITTO and IUCN

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Efforts to regulate this activity by prohibiting secondary forest clearance could have been counterproductive and might have resulted in less secondary forest being maintained on farms, with negative consequences for the overall integrity of the landscape. How then to persuade senior government officials that the restoration of forest landscapes is worthy of support under such difficult funding circumstances? Somewhat paradoxically, poor people rely more on natural resources, particularly degraded natural resources, than other sectors of the population, even though they are often denied formal permission to utilize such resources.

Intact natural forest (small areas) These provide important conservation and development values on site that can be enhanced by expansion and connection to other key forest patches and areas to be restored and rehabilitated. Plantations These contain some conservation and development attributes that can be enhanced by management. They can also serve as useful buffers around degraded forests and protected areas. Degraded forest or These can be key targets for restoration and shrublands (large areas) rehabilitation and for connecting to other parts of the forest landscape.

What can be done to stimulate economic growth in poor rural areas? Part of the answer has been provided in the previous section – permit people to invest, use and enhance the productivity of degraded and secondary forest resources. 2 contains two case studies of how FLR has helped create new assets that contribute directly to local economic growth. 2 are worth highlighting. The first is that the double filter of enhanced human well-being and restored ecological integrity means that the generation of landscape-level benefits (including tradable commodities, roundwood, non-timber forest products and environmental services such as carbon sequestration and storage, and improved water quality) does not prevent site-level specialization (such as plantations of small woodlots).

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