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Estrategias escalables de Restauración Ecológica del Paisaje: modelos en San Martín, Perú, Zona de Amortiguamiento del Parque Nacional Cordillera Azul

El proyecto planea establecer junto a los principales actores locales, sitos demostrativos de restauración

ecológica en la zona de amortiguamiento (ZA) del Parque Nacional Cordillera Azul (PNCAZ), a partir de

los cuales se logre restablecer la conectividad del paisaje, generando experiencias espacialmente escalables. …


Added by Jorge Watanabe on October 20, 2017 at 11:00pm — No Comments


Due to the importance of bringing landscape restoration actions and REDD+ together, we have made this technical note available.  The document is based on the experiences and lessons we have learned on field, and describes five key elements for an appropriate landscape planning …


Added by Mario Roberto García Portillo on May 4, 2016 at 1:34am — No Comments

Lecciones Aprendidas para la Planificación a Nivel Paisaje

Por la importancia de enlazar las acciones de restauración de paisajes y REDD+, ponemos a su disposición esta nota técnica, basados en las experiencias y lecciones aprendidas en terreno. Donde  describimos cinco elementos clave para una adecuada planificación a nivel de paisaje …


Added by Mario Roberto García Portillo on May 4, 2016 at 1:30am — No Comments

Comparative life cycle assessment of Ghana-made bamboo-frame bicycle and conventional bicycles assembled and used in the Netherlands


In order to assess the sustainability of bamboo-framed bicycles produced in Ghana, an environmental and social life cycle assessments (LCA) were performed. For the environmental LCA, a bamboo-frame bicycle was compared with aluminium- and…


Added by Eric Ofori Agyekum on February 14, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

New Discussion Forum on Forests, Law, and REDD+

All are invited to join a new discussion forum on law, REDD+, and sustainable forest management.

The Forestry Department and the Development Law Service of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are sponsoring the forum. Participation can be in French, Spanish, or English.

The forum is open to discussions of your work, problems, and news. Topics may touch on analysis of current law, reports of parliamentary activity and reforms, issues of national…


Added by Kenneth Rosenbaum on February 13, 2015 at 6:06pm — No Comments

FYI: Rediscovering the Country - a film journey into landscape restoration

“Rediscovering the Country- a journey into landscape restoration"


A standard definition version of the film is now available on the internet from

"What a great film!  ‘Rediscovering the Country’ shows what community-based environmental film-making is all about.  It is inspiring to see how ordinary citizens in…


Added by Ian Penna on August 13, 2014 at 12:40am — No Comments

Call for papers ETFRN News 56: Towards productive landscapes

The European Tropical Forest Research Network (ETFRN) will dedicate the next issue of ETFRN News to productive landscapes. In this way, ETFRN News aims to provide practitioners and policy makers with an opportunity to share their practical experiences in the application of landscape approaches. How can landscape approaches make a difference? Can they lead – as is being assumed - to fair deals between stakeholders, to resilient and biologically diverse…


Added by Roderick Zagt on February 21, 2014 at 5:13pm — No Comments

SRI (System Of Rice Intensification) for soil, crop, and water management based

SRI (System Of Rice Intensification) is one of the rice cultivation practices approach that focused on soil, crop, and water management based on environmentally sound activities through group empowerment and local wisdom. This is very supportive of the recovery of soil health and the health of users of its products. SRI concept was originally developed in Madagascar between 1983-1984. Organic farming focuses on the principle of nutrient recycling through crop with how to restore some biomass… Continue

Added by Jakes Sito on November 22, 2013 at 6:33am — 2 Comments

Workshop on Ecosystem Restoration Concession - December 2013

Hi all,

I have received a commitment for funding from my HQ to organize workshop with the following objectives:

1. to develop action plan toward pledging to Bonn Challenge 

2. to revitalize MASBENI - our Indonesian Community on Landscape Restoration

3. to encourage synergy between RE Concession and GPFLR

Any interested parties for this workshop please please contact me at

Petrus Gunarso

Added by Petrus Gunarso on November 9, 2013 at 1:28pm — 1 Comment

An Interdisciplinary approach to sustainable management of the Tropical Rainforest


Forests are essential for human survival and well-being. They harbor two-thirds of all terrestrial animal and plant species. 70% of the world’s poor live in rural areas and depend directly on biodiversity for their well-being (CBD, 2009). The…


Added by Eric Ofori Agyekum on August 18, 2013 at 2:06am — No Comments

IS THERE RECYCLING IN BOGOTA? Involving multiple stakeholders in a shared responsibility

When I’m asked whether there is recycling in Bogota I always say yes, eliciting surprise among those who live in this huge city. There has been recycling for many years, despite negligence on the part of the government, and individual households. The government has delayed an official public policy regarding recycling because, among other reasons, the city's citizens are not familiar separating their rubbish. Conversely, many citizens say they don´t separate their rubbish…


Added by Catherine Gamba-Trimiño on December 10, 2012 at 7:28pm — 1 Comment

REDD+ saves the forests and threatens livelihoods of local people

Lutfy Abdulah, working for the forest department in Indonesia, modeled forest and land use change scenario in Jambi. His study suggests that implementation of the REDD+ scheme in this area can stop forest degradation but at the same time will threaten the livelihoods of 1 million people!

Do you know more examples like this? Share them with all members of the…


Added by FLR Learning Network on October 26, 2012 at 5:00pm — 8 Comments



Added by martha kemunto nyamweya on October 22, 2012 at 2:17pm — 1 Comment

Dominican Republic Forest Landscape Restoration Projects - Colinas Bajas Model Forest

Hello everyone, just to share with you few very interesting interconnect forest landscape restoration experiences from Dominican Republic in the Caribbean region.

Attached you will find two documents - one in English and the other one in Spanish - with the most important highlights (social agroforestry experiences, natural resources participatory governance, Model Forest approach, landscape restoration, etc.) of…


Added by Felipe Veluk Gutierrez on October 3, 2012 at 8:00pm — 7 Comments

Seminar on Financing Forest Conservation

Here is a short account from the seminar that I attended on 13th September 2012 entitled: Responsible Enterprise, International Cooperation and Tropical Forest Management - Are we on the right track? I think that it can be relevant for anybody who is interested in the topic of financing forest and landscape conservation.


The seminar consisted of two plenary sessions and one hour session in thematic groups.  It started with presentations of two key-note speakers who set the…


Added by Marta Dabrowska on September 27, 2012 at 11:13am — 6 Comments

Forest Code: After some silent period the discussion is back, again at the Representatives House.


On December of last year, the Brazilian Forest Code was approved at Senate. The text is better from that approved at Brasil´s House of Representatives, on May of 2011, but still carries problems for conservation. On Senate´s text the negotiation between the both sides (Environmentalists and ruralists) is clear, and some according points appear. Anyway the size of APP has been modified; from 30 to 15 meters, but the obligation to restore these areas still exists.  With all changes…


Added by Ana Claudia R. Braga on April 22, 2012 at 7:40pm — 3 Comments

A multi-stakeholder campaign to protect some threatened palm species in Colombia. Is everyone here?

Holy Week in Colombia is sadly a time where wildlife populations are decimated either for ritual purposes, or because of the prohibition against eating red meat. Thus, turtles, iguanas and palm hearts become part of the menu Catholics eat during this time, with no control over the sustainability of these practices, and including sometimes cruelty to animals. For example, iguana eggs are extracted through a ventral cut from alive animals that are released afterwards with an open wound to die…


Added by Catherine Gamba-Trimiño on April 20, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments

Avatar Forest

Everybody in the Netherlands saw, or at least heard about the movie…


Added by Cora van Oosten on March 29, 2012 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Keep the ecologists out of our forest!

Ecologists rule the Dutch forest. Inspired by ecological network thinking, they enthusiastically (re)construct corridors within the ecological matrix. As they recently did just outside the community of Oss, in the Southern part of the Netherlands. Here, they created an ‘artificial storm’. In other…


Added by Cora van Oosten on March 7, 2012 at 6:17pm — 3 Comments

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