Inspiring, supporting, and mobilizing action to initiate restoration across 10 million hectares of degraded forests and landscapes by 2016.
Restoring lost forests and degraded lands is essential for human livelihoods and well-being, long-term food security, climate stability, and biodiversity conservation. In order to counteract land degradation and to improve livelihoods, we need to restore forests and increase the productivity of existing agricultural land at the same time. Only then can we create carbon intensive landscapes that are also diverse, productive, and resilient.
Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) aims to regain ecological integrity and enhance human well-being in deforested or damaged landscapes. Combining existing principles and techniques of development, conservation, and natural resource management, FLR integrates site-specific forest restoration activities with desired landscape-level objectives. WRI, in conjunction with its partners, is working to motivate, enable, and implement Forest and Landscape Restoration around the globe.
WRI's work on restoration also includes the following projects: