Introduction to forest landscape restoration
This guide is for forestry practitioners from local communities, governments, the private sector, civil society and academia in Southeast Asia. It explains the fundamentals of forest landscape restoration (FLR) and serves as a starting point for future exploration and design of FLR initiatives.
FLR is a process that people, governments and other groups can undertake to regain ecological functionality and enhance human well-being across deforested or degraded forest landscapes. FLR involves more than just planting trees. It is about restoring a whole landscape to meet present and future needs and to offer multiple benefits and land uses over time.
This guide explores stakeholder mapping and engagement, gender sensitivity, benefit sharing, financing and other aspects of FLR. It includes information for forest practitioners about other tools for learning and practising FLR, as well as further reading.