By Stewart Maginnis, Jennifer Rietbergen-McCracken, Alastair Sarre
'This booklet has been written by way of a group of specialists from a wide selection of institutions... the result's via a long way the main accomplished and simple to appreciate remedy of FLR but written.' ACHIM STEINER (DIRECTOR normal, IUCN) AND MANOEL SOBRAL FILHO (EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ITTO), FROM THE PREFACE wooded area loss and degradation have triggered a decline within the caliber of atmosphere prone around the globe. yet solving the matter takes greater than simply planting timber; practitioners more and more notice panorama strategy is vital. This guide, authored and edited by means of overseas gurus within the box of forestry, is the 1st sensible consultant to utilizing woodland panorama recovery (FLR) to fix the wear and tear performed to wooded area lands through bad land administration perform. utilizing study sponsored through revered associations corresponding to ITTO and the area Conservation Union (IUCN), it explains find out how to bring up the resilience of landscapes and the groups they help via FLR. the most goal of FLR isn't really to re-establish pristine woodland, whether this have been attainable; fairly, the target is to make landscapes extra resilient and thereby preserve destiny administration techniques open. It additionally goals to help groups as they try to extend and maintain the advantages they derive from land administration. This ebook explains the idea that of FLR and courses the reader in the course of the steps that needs to be taken to place it into perform. it really is an imperative relief for practitioners in all elements of forestry and typical source administration. released with ITTO and IUCN
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Each of the four key components of adaptive management is now considered in turn. 1). While it is never possible to understand everything about the context (particularly as the context will change over time), it is important to know enough about it to make a start. An improved understanding of the context can be gained while the initiative continues; an action learning approach recognizes that updating knowledge of the context is an important part of the management process. Negotiating objectives and outcomes The objective of an FLR initiative will vary depending on the agenda of the group promoting the landscape restoration.
Part of the rationale of ICDPs was that they would compensate local communities for lost livelihood opportunities through the provision of alternative development projects. The context for FLR is different in two ways. First, the condition of the forest resource outside the protected area will, by deﬁnition, already be heavily modiﬁed or degraded. Second, the process of restoring the productivity and ecological integrity of degraded resources is likely to entail a transfer of additional rights (and responsibilities) to communities or individuals.
Tools such as the computer Mapmaker program are readily available and are well-suited for use at the local operational level. 1 Caution is required in determining the real availability of forest and nonforest areas for restoration or rehabilitation. In some cases, availability is perceived differently by different stakeholder groups. In many situations, for example, much non-agricultural land may be under some form of common property management regime that is well understood by local communities but contested by government ofﬁcials.
The Forest Landscape Restoration Handbook (Earthscan Forestry Library) by Stewart Maginnis, Jennifer Rietbergen-McCracken, Alastair Sarre