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Case studies in forest and landscape restoration

The Global Partnership on Forest and Landscape Restoration’s report “Restoring forests and landscapes: the key to a sustainable future” presents case studies of the successful restoration of landscapes that have been affected by deforestation and land degradation.

Case studies include:

  • Planting trees next to rivers in Brazil and putting up fences to prevent cattle from trampling the vegetation and polluting the water.
  • Raising trees in fenced plots in Burkina Faso.
  • Land terracing and community forestry in Nepal.
  • Building dams, reforesting hilltops and developing agroforestry in China.
  • Clearing unwanted vegetation to restore forests in the United States.

Read more here and download the full report here (PDF link). See also the Foodsource resource What is land use and land use change?

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