Best Practices for Forest & Landscape Restoration

These best practices, identified by IUCN and WRI, help ensure that restoration is successful, lasting and beneficial.

  1. Involve trees and other woody plants in landscapes where appropriate
  2. Scale up successes from individual sites
  3. Restore functionality, ecosystem services, not “original” forest cover
  4. Balance local needs with national and global priorities
  5. Employ a range of restoration strategies
  6. Adapt to circumstances over time
  7. Avoid strategies that lead to the conversion of natural ecosystems

Examples of successful restoration case studies in African countries: EthiopiaNiger and Tanzania