Restoration of forest ecosystems and landscapes as contribution to the Aichi Biodiversity Targets

Andrasko, R., Beatty, C., Bobtoya, S.

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This document provides information on how implementing forest landscape restoration (FLR) at the jurisdictional and national level can offer countries a way to recover degraded forests and bring back key forest ecosystem functionalities in a way that will increase biodiversity levels in a landscape while contributing to achieving several Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

Relevance for the Short Term Action Plan on Ecosystem Restoration:
Specific country examples are presented that illustrate the link between planned or implemented FLR activities and national biodiversity targets that have been adopted in NBSAPs, and demonstrate the connection made by Parties to the Convention between FLR and ecosystem-based approaches to landscape restoration. In reviewing the linkages between FLR strategies and national biodiversity targets, these reports are of particular relevance to activity B6 and can facilitate the integration of FLR-related objectives and targets in NBSAPs as well as national reports to the CBD.

STAPER categories:
  • B6: Review, improve or establish targets, policies and strategies for ecosystem restoration

Resource Type:
White Paper

IUCN, Global Forest and Climate Change Program