Global Map of Forest Landscape Restoration Opportunities

Authors:
World Resources Institute

Publication Date:
2011

Abstract/Summary:
This restoration opportunity map is a revised and improved version of a previous map (published in 2009 and revised in 2010). The boreal forest landscapes of the north are now included; differences in forest canopy cover are reflected in greater detail; the assessment of potential forest cover has been improved; and the analysis has been updated with more recent and higher resolution data. The new map indicates a restoration opportunity twice as large as the old one. This is mainly because a more precise mapping of potential forest extent has increased the estimate of degraded lands with opportunities for restoration, not because something has changed in the real world.

STAPER categories:

    Resource Type:
    Web-based Resource

    Source:
    World Resources Institute

    Link:
    http://www.wri.org/resources/maps/atlas-forest-and-landscape-restoration-opportunities