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Resources

3 matching resources found.

Best practices for implementing forest landscape restoration in South Asia: An international knowledge sharing workshop

Abstract:

In 2018, the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment and Forest Department, Sri Lanka, in cooperation with the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) and others, members of the Global Partnership on Forest and Landscape Restoration (GPFLR) held a knowledge-sharing workshop on best practices in implementing forest landscape restoration in South Asian countries.

The workshop aimed at:

  • Sharing and discussing lessons from current state-of-the-art scientific and technical knowledge on FLR both at global and regional scales;
  • Connecting FLR experts in South Asia and further stimulating exchanges of information, thus providing feedback into national and global FLR policy initiatives such as the Bonn Challenge process;
  • Identifying challenges of current land management and impediments to sustainable land management and ecosystem functionality across the region; and
  • Contributing to the development of a regional FLR implementation strategy in support of continuous sub-regional learning, sharing of experiences and FLR practice improvements.

This webpage houses a summary of the workshop conclusions, as well as all of the workshop presentations.

Resource Type:Web-based Resource
Publication Date: 2018
STAPER categories:
  • A2: Identify/prioritize locations for meeting national contributions to Aichi Targets
  • A3: Involve all relevant stakeholders
  • A5: Assess institutional, policy, and legal frameworks & identify financial/technical resources
  • B6: Review, improve or establish targets, policies and strategies for ecosystem restoration
  • B10: Promote and support capacity-building, training, and technology transfer
  • C1: Identify appropriate measures for conducting ecosystem restoration
  • C2: Consider how restoration can support sustainability of agriculture/production
  • C4: Develop explicit implementation tasks, schedules, and budgets
  • C5: Implement the measures
  • D3: Share lessons learned from planning, financing, implementing and monitoring ecosystem restoration plans

SER Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (CERP) Program

Abstract:

SER’s Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (CERP) Program encourages a high professional standard for those who are designing, implementing, overseeing, and monitoring restoration projects throughout the world.

Relevance for the Short Term Action Plan for Ecosystem Restoration:
By developing criteria for restoration practitioners to be approved for CERP, and continuing education requirements for maintenance or certification, the CERP program contributes to activity B10. Certified practitioners, in turn, can contribute to activities C1, C3, C4, and C5 regarding restoration planning and implementation, and activities D1, D2, and D3 regarding project monitoring.

Resource Type:Web-based Resource
Publication Date: Ongoing
STAPER categories:
  • B10: Promote and support capacity-building, training, and technology transfer
  • C1: Identify appropriate measures for conducting ecosystem restoration
  • C3: Develop ecosystem restoration plans with clear/measurable objectives and goals  
  • C4: Develop explicit implementation tasks, schedules, and budgets
  • C5: Implement the measures
  • D1: Assess the efficacy and effects of implementing the ecosystem restoration plan
  • D2: Adjust plans, expectations, procedures, and monitoring through adaptive management
  • D3: Share lessons learned from planning, financing, implementing and monitoring ecosystem restoration plans

Sustainable financing for forest and landscape restoration: The role of public policy makers

Abstract:

Sustainable financing for forest and landscape restoration – The role of public policy makers is a publication by FAO’s Forest Landscape Restoration Mechanism that shares the experiences of initiatives from around the world, from which public policy makers can learn and adapt. It provides recommendations to help them improve their support to FLR financing by (i) mainstreaming FLR in State budgets, (ii) setting up appropriate financing mechanisms, (iii) engaging the private sector, and (iv) building alliances and partnerships. The main findings are also available as an infographic.

Relevance for the Short Term Action Plan for Ecosystem Restoration:
This publication and its recommendations can help develop a framework for resource mobilization and the setting up of financing instruments for restoration, in line with activity B9.

Resource Type:White Paper
Publication Date: 2015
STAPER categories:
  • B10: Promote and support capacity-building, training, and technology transfer

Projects

8 matching projects found.

Kenya: Dryland Rehabilitation and Community Resources Management by the Elangata Wuas Ecosystem Management Programme (Kajiado District)

Country: Kenya

Abstract: The Kenyan Maasai peoples' pastoral lifestyle has been curtailed since the coming of the colonial government to the present day. First, their movement was restricted South of the Uganda railway line in 1912 leading to heavy loss of prime pasture land including dry season grazing areas, salt licks and watering points. Nomadic pastoralism was perceived then as a retrogressive land use system and major cause of land degradation. In the early 1960s, the government of Kenya introduced a group ranch...
STAPER categories:
  • A3: Involve all relevant stakeholders
  • B8: Promote economic and financial incentives
  • B10: Promote and support capacity-building, training, and technology transfer

Latvia: Floodplain Restoration for European Union Priority Species and Habitats

Country: Latvia

Abstract: This EU LIFE project encompasses 16 priority floodplain meadows in Latvia representing a combined area of 14,085 ha. The project sites, not previously addressed under other nature conservation initiatives, are all of unique regional, national and international importance and harbor the best floodplain meadows in the country, including 50% of its Fennoscandian wooded meadows and over 6530 ha of alluvial forests. These meadows provide crucial habitat for several priority bird species--chief among...
STAPER categories:
  • A2: Identify/prioritize locations for meeting national contributions to Aichi Targets
  • B10: Promote and support capacity-building, training, and technology transfer

Perú: Scalable strategies for landscape ecological restoration: models in San Martín, Perú, buffer zone of the National Park Cordillera Azul

Country: Peru

Abstract: In partnership with local stakeholders, CIMA, a Peruvian conservation organization is implementing restoration strategies for the recovery and reconnection of degraded and deforested areas, and strengthening the knowledge and capacity of local farmers to ensure ecosystem benefits in their localities. They will build two plant nurseries to be managed by the local community; and together with nearby universities they will develop robust capacity building and academic training programs based on...
STAPER categories:
  • B3: Promote and strengthen formal and informal education systems
  • B5: Consider the need for safeguard measures
  • B10: Promote and support capacity-building, training, and technology transfer

Renature Monchique

Country: Portugal

Abstract: The primary objective of this partner-based project is to begin a process that assists private landowners within the municipal district of Monchique, Algarve Region, Portugal, affected by the wildfire of 2018. As most landowners have small-holdings, the project-based process required to access financial support is onerous and in many instances linked to reforestation legislation. The one-year project is funded by the Ryanair passengers Carbon Offset Fund. Based on ecological restoration...

Relevance for the Short Term Action Plan for Ecosystem Restoration:
Recover fire-damaged and degraded sites

STAPER categories:
  • A1: Assess degraded ecosystems
  • A2: Identify/prioritize locations for meeting national contributions to Aichi Targets
  • A3: Involve all relevant stakeholders
  • A4: Assess the costs/benefits of ecosystem restoration
  • A5: Assess institutional, policy, and legal frameworks & identify financial/technical resources
  • A6: Identify options to reduce the drivers biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation
  • B1: Review, improve or establish legal, policy and financial frameworks for restoration
  • B4: Review, improve or establish terrestrial and marine spatial planning processes
  • B5: Consider the need for safeguard measures
  • B6: Review, improve or establish targets, policies and strategies for ecosystem restoration
  • B8: Promote economic and financial incentives
  • B10: Promote and support capacity-building, training, and technology transfer
  • C1: Identify appropriate measures for conducting ecosystem restoration
  • C2: Consider how restoration can support sustainability of agriculture/production
  • C3: Develop ecosystem restoration plans with clear/measurable objectives and goals  
  • C4: Develop explicit implementation tasks, schedules, and budgets
  • C5: Implement the measures
  • D1: Assess the efficacy and effects of implementing the ecosystem restoration plan
  • D2: Adjust plans, expectations, procedures, and monitoring through adaptive management
  • D3: Share lessons learned from planning, financing, implementing and monitoring ecosystem restoration plans

South Africa: Buffelsdraai Reforestation Project, Iqadi

Country: South Africa

Abstract: The Buffelsdraai Landfill Site Community Reforestation Project was established in 2008 by eThekwini Municipality’s Environmental Planning and Climate Protection Department. The aim was to alleviate climate change impacts associated with Durban hosting several 2010 FIFATM World Cup matches. A carbon footprint of 307 208 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e) was declared for the event, and this reforestation project seeks to offset approximately 42 214 tonnes of carbon over a 20-year...
STAPER categories:
  • B3: Promote and strengthen formal and informal education systems
  • B8: Promote economic and financial incentives
  • B10: Promote and support capacity-building, training, and technology transfer

South Africa: Namaqualand Restoration Initiative – Bringing Mining, Biodiversity, and Local Communities Together

Country: South Africa

Abstract: Mining is one of the biggest threats for the long term sustainability of the unique and sensitive Namaqualand ecosystem. Namaqualand falls within the Succulent Karoo, one of only two semi-arid ecosystems to be included in the world's 34 biodiversity hotspots - areas highlighted for conservation action because of the richness of their biodiversity, its uniqueness and the level of threat that it faces. The Namaqualand Restoration Initiative (NRI) was founded by Dr. Peter Carrick (programme...
STAPER categories:
  • A3: Involve all relevant stakeholders
  • B10: Promote and support capacity-building, training, and technology transfer

Spain/Portugal: ECOQUARRY – Ecotechnology for Environmental Restoration of Limestone Quarries

Country: Portugal, Spain

Abstract: ECOQUARRY (LIFE04 ENV/ES000195) was a demonstration project carried out in 11 limestone quarries located in NE-E Spain (Catalonia and Valencia) and South Portugal. Scientific/technical orientation was provided by several academic institutions in both countries. The main objectives were i) to use the best available technologies in quarry restoration in a field scale trial, under Mediterranean climate conditions, ii) to improve restoration interventions, developing standardized quality control...
STAPER categories:
  • B10: Promote and support capacity-building, training, and technology transfer

Thailand: Restoration of Seasonally Dry Tropical Forest in Doi Suthep-Pui National Park

Country: Thailand

Abstract: The Forest Restoration Research Unit (FORRU), from northern Thailand's Chiang Mai University, is conducting an ongoing research and restoration project in Doi Suthep-Pui National Park. Researchers are working together with local villagers to transplant nursery-reared seedlings into a stand of severely degraded seasonally dry tropical forest and to conduct investigations aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of forest restoration techniques. FORRU's unique approach, called the...
STAPER categories:
  • B3: Promote and strengthen formal and informal education systems
  • B6: Review, improve or establish targets, policies and strategies for ecosystem restoration
  • B10: Promote and support capacity-building, training, and technology transfer