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Forest Restoration in Landscapes: Beyond Planting Trees

First of its kind guide to forest landscape restoration

Edited By: Stephanie Mansourian, Daniel Vallauri and Nigel Dudley

437 pages, 27 illus


Hardback | Dec 2005 | #152741 | ISBN: 0387255257
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Invaluable collection of papers on the body of knowledge that WWF has built up on forest restoration.

The importance of restoration continues to grow, and this book integrates the restoration of forest functions into landscape conservation plans. The global conservation organization WWF has made forest landscape restoration a key topic and priority for its environmental work. Due to the WWF's extensive global reach, and together with is many partners and counterparts, it has acquired a significant level of experience on the topic of forest restoration at large scales. This book represents the collective body of knowledge and experience of WWF and its many partners--which is collected here for the first time and which will be invaluable to all of those working in the field. This guide will serve as a first stop for practitioners and researchers in any organization or region and as a key reference on the subject. Along with concise, practical information for a variety of specific systems and issues, it gives many suggestions for further research.

From the Foreword by Chief Anyaoku, President, WWF International:

"Is it a sign of the times that the Nobel committee chose to award the Nobel Peace prize to Wangari Maathai for having planted 30 million trees? We believe so. . . .The 21st Century will be a time of forest restoration."

From the reviews: "The World Wildlife Fund, or 'WWF' has recently initiated a program of large-scale forested landscape restoration ! . Forest Restoration in Landscapes is a compilation of WWF experiences in the establishment, maintenance, and evaluation of these efforts. There are many aspects ! that I found quite valuable. Some of the chapters of this book critically evaluated the restoration efforts of the past. ! Personally, I found Forest Restoration in Landscapes a useful addition to my reference library." (Don C. Bragg, Landscape Ecology, Vol. 22 (3), 2007) "A major mission of the World Wildlife Federation (WWF) has been habitat restoration, and forest habitats are a crucial part of that mission. Under the auspices of the WWF, this book uses the expertise of over 70 authors to show how forest restoration can be integrated with other aspects of conservation and landscape development. ! This book will serve as a teaching tool and reference for researchers and managers working on forest restoration." (Northeastern Naturalist, Vol. 13 (4), 2006)


Forest landscape restoration in context.- Overview of forest restoration strategies and terms.- Impact of forest loss and degeneration on biodiversity.- The impacts of degradation and forest loss on human well-being and its social and political relevance for restoration.- Restoring forest landscapes in the face of climate change.- Restoration as a strategy to contribute to ecoregion visions.- Why do we need to consider restoration in a landscape context?- Addressing trade-offs in forest landscape restoration.- An attempt to develop a framework for restoration planning.- Assessing and addressing threats in restoration programmes.- Perverse policy incentives.- Land ownership and forest restoration.- Challenges for forest landscape restoration based on WWF's experience to date.- Goals and targets of forest landscape restoration.- Identifying and using reference landscapes for restoration.- Mapping and modelling as tools to set targets, identify opportunities and measure progress.- Policy intervention.

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