Improving ecoystem functionality and livelihood: experiences in forest landscape restoration and management

Barrow, E., R. Fisher and J. Gordon

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This paper examines how interventions intended to improve functionality and productivity of forested landscapes to improve livelihoods of the poorest populations, might actually yield co-benefits in terms of biodiversity conservation. It argues in favour of a ëlandscapeí approach to achieve these co-benefits. Using case study examples from eight landscapes involved in Livelihoods and Landscapes Strategy (LLS) ñ Doe Mae Salong, Thailand; Sablogo forest, Burkina Faso; Kelka forest, Mali; Mount Elgon, Uganda; Tacaná, Guatemala; Mayun, China; Lao PDR; and Lachua, Guatemala ñ it presents evidence for the benefits of landscape approaches to forest restoration.

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White Paper

International Union for the Conservation of Nature