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This article was originally published on Landscape News.


“…Landscape restoration requires a combination of economic incentives, changes in agricultural practices, and policies that support preservation and conservation efforts, according to researchers with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), a global network of government and civil society organizations, which favors forest landscape restoration (FLR).

Through restoration of goods, services and ecological processes forests offer at the landscape level, human demand can be met more sustainably, according to a joint paper by IUCN, which features examples from several countries.

The potential impact of looking at forests as holistic, interconnected “systems” is substantial.

Worldwide, high-economic value tree species offer income, fuelwood, timber, medicine and nutritious food for more than 1.6 billion people. Agroforestry is another strategy for improving land productivity sustainably with potential benefits for more than 1 billion people. Mangrove restoration can aid coastal erosion and increase carbon sequestration…”

Read on at: Landscape News.