Rehabilitation and Restoration of Degrated Forests

Posted: 26 August 2004

Author: David Lamb and Don Gilmour
IUCN-The World Conservation Union, WWF, Forest for Life, Issues in Forest Conservation Series, 2003, £12.00

Large areas of the world's forests have been lost or degraded and landscapes everywhere are being simplified by current land-use practices. In this publication, the authors present approaches to restoring and rehabilitating the vast areas of degraded, fragmented and modified forests which cover much of the world.

They argue that by applying best practice at the site level it is possible to enhance socio-economic and ecological gains at the landscape level. This book provides an important contribution towards the objectives of the Forest Landscape Restoration approach and is essential reading for practitioners and decision-makers involved in forest restoration.