Atlantic Forest Restoration Pact (PACTO) Monitoring Protocol

Rodrigues R.R., Padovez A., Farah F.T., Garcia L.C., Sanglade L.D., Brancalion P.H.S., Chaves R.B., Viani R.A.G., Barreto T.E., Strassburg B., and de Mattos Scaramuzza C.A.

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The Atlantic Forest Restoration Pact (PACTO), a joint effort by Brazilian public and private institutions, governments, companies, the scientific community, and landowners to generate results in restoration and conservation of biodiversity of the Atlantic Forest biome, has developed a monitoring protocol for tropical forest restoration. It includes ecological, socioecological and management principles and criteria. A review of this protocol has also been published, suggesting that this protocol may also be useful in other regions of the world.  

Relevance for the Short Term Action Plan on Ecosystem Restoration:
The monitoring protocol developed for the Atlantic Forest biome is an excellent example of work conducted in line with activity D1, whereby monitoring plans are developed and implemented through close collaboration with multiple stakeholders. This protocol also uses pre-existing restoration efforts in the Atlantic Forest biome to share lessons learned with all stakeholders, relevant to activity D3.

STAPER categories:
  • D1: Assess the efficacy and effects of implementing the ecosystem restoration plan
  • D3: Share lessons learned from planning, financing, implementing and monitoring ecosystem restoration plans

Resource Type:
Peer-reviewed Article

Atlantic Forest Restoration Pact