The Role of Planted Forests in Forest Landscape Restoration

Maginnis, S. and W. Jackson

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Although the conventional response of establishing planted forests as a counterweight to deforestation is seldom capable of restoring the multiple values that flow from natural forests or of adequately addressing all the needs of key interest groups, this paper argues that there is still a critical role for planted forests in restoring forest functionality at a landscape level. However in order to achieve this potential, and to move beyond the controversy that currently surrounds plantation forestry, it will be necessary for governments, the private sector and civil society to move beyond the “absolutist” rhetoric of entrenched positions.

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Technical Document

UNFF Intersessional Experts Meeting on the Role of Planted Forests in Sustainable Forest Management