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  • Bringing forth the earth’s rainforests

    New research reveals the best bets for restoring tropical rainforests By Robin Chazdon | The lush green belt of moist tropical forests that once hugged the equator in the Americas, Africa, Indonesia, and Southeast Asia is turning brown.  Some 50 percent of the original forests are pastures or cropland; and

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  • Making FLR happen through engaging local people: A learning journey from Biliran to Tacloban and on to Manila

    By Kanchana Wiset, Ph.D. candidate ( // Tropical Forest and People Research Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast Conservation and livelihood development are often viewed as trade-offs, but Forest and Landscape Restoration(FLR), attempts to reconcile them. Forest and Landscape Restoration is a long-term process that aims to regain ecological function and

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  • For the Love of Restoration

    Pictured above: Rill erosion in the lower Nyando River Basin, Kenya. Photo credit: Aida Bargués Tobella   For the Love of Restoration The challenge of balancing quantity and quality in FLR efforts By Aida Bargués Tobella, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) FLR is on everyone’s

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  • Nature needs people and here’s why

    Pictured above: A native-species plantation being managed for natural regeneration in NW Costa Rica [photo: R. Chazdon] By Robin L. Chazdon, Director, PARTNERS; University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA; University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia On 12 September, 2018, launched the “Forgotten Solution Campaign” at the Global Climate Action

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  • How to grow instant fig trees to restore rain forests in Costa Rica

    By Leighton Reid and Rakan Zahawi This blog is reposted with permission from the the Missouri Botanical Garden Natural History of Ecological Restoration blog CCSD scientist Leighton Reid and Lyon Arboretum director Rakan Zahawi write about giant fig tree cuttings: how to make them and why some grow better than others. Choosing the right species to include in a

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