Forest Restoration in Landscapes - beyond planting trees

Edited by Mansourian, Stephanie; Vallauri, Daniel; Dudley, Nigel 
Springer  2005  

Hardcover  415 pp  ISBN 9780387255255      £50.00
Published in cooperation with WWF, the President of which states in the forward:

"Is it a sign of the times that the Nobel committee chose to award the Nobel Peace prize to Wangari Maathai for having planted 30 million trees? We believe so. . . .The 21st Century will be a time of forest restoration."

This book shows how the importance of restoration continues to grow, and integrates the restoration of forest functions into landscape conservation plans. The global conservation organization WWF has made forest landscape restoration a key topic and priority for its environmental work. Due to the WWFs extensive global reach, and together with is many partners and counterparts, it has acquired a significant level of experience on the topic of forest restoration at large scales. This book represents the collective body of knowledge and experience of WWF and its many partners--which is collected here for the first time and which will be invaluable to all of those working in the field. This guide will serve as a first stop for practitioners and researchers in any organization or region and as a key reference on the subject. Along with concise, practical information for a variety of specific systems and issues, it gives many suggestions for further research.


Forest landscape restoration in context
Overview of forest restoration strategies and terms
Impact of forest loss and degeneration on biodiversity
The impacts of degradation and forest loss on human well-being and its social and political relevance for restoration
Restoring forest landscapes in the face of climate change
Restoration as a strategy to contribute to ecoregion visions
Why do we need to consider restoration in a landscape context?
Addressing trade offs in forest landscape restoration br> An attempt to develop a framework for restoration planning
Assessing and addressing threats in restoration programmes
Perverse policy incentives
Land ownership and forest restoration
Challenges for forest landscape restoration based on WWF's experience to date
Goals and targets of forest landscape restoration
Identifying and using reference landscapes for restoration
Mapping and modelling as tools to set targets, identify opportunities and measure progress
Policy intervention
Negotiating and conflict resolution
Practical interventions that will support restoration in broad scale conservation based on WWF experiences
Monitoring forest restoration projects in the context of an adaptive management style
Monitoring and evaluating forest restoration success
Opportunities for long-term financing of forest restoration in landscapes
Payment for environmental services and restoration
Carbon knowledge projects and forest landscape restoration
Marketing and communications opportunities: how to promote and market forest landscape restoration
Restoring quality in existing native forest landscapes
Restoring soil and ecosystem processes
Active restoration of boreal habitats for target species
Restoration of deadwood as a critical microhabitat in forest landscapes
Restoration of protected area values
Using non-timber forest products to trigger habitat restoration
A historical account of fuelwood restoration efforts
Restoring water quality and quantity
Restoring landscapes for traditional cultural values
Overview of technical approaches to restoring tree cover at the site level
Stimulating natural regeneration
Managing and directing natural succession
Selecting tree species for plantation
Developing fire breaks
Agroforestry as a tool for forest landscape restoration
Restoring dry tropical forests
Restoring tropical moist broadleaf forests
Restoring tropical montane forests
Restoring floodplain forests
Restoring Mediterranean forests
Restoring temperate forests
Forest landscape restoration after fires
Restoring forests after violent storms
Managing the risk of invasive alien species in restoration
First steps in erosion control
Restoring forests after land abandonment
Restoring overlogged tropical forests
Opencast mining reclamation
The role of commercial plantations in forest landscape restoration
Attempting to restore biodiversity in even-aged plantations
Best practices for industrial plantations
What has WWF learned about restoration at an ecoregional scale
Local participation, livelihood needs and institutional arrangements: three keys to sustainable rehabilitation of degraded tropical forest lands
A way forward: Working together towards a vision for restored forest landscapes

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