Tropical Forest Update

From liability to asset

Interest in forest landscape restoration (FLR) has grown enormously in recent years, partly because it is an inclusive approach with widespread benefits and partly because of the vast area of degraded land in need of urgent restoration. An estimated 930 million hectares of forest lands in the tropics is degraded. Although this is alarming, it also represents an opportunity to “build back better”, make progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 15 (life on land) and facilitate the implementation of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, which starts next year. This edition of the TFU presents new ITTO guidelines to assist in implementing FLR and illustrates how it can be applied.


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The ITTO Tropical Forest Update is published quarterly in English, French and Spanish.
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