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GPFLR
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The Global Partnership on Forest and Landscape Restoration (GPFLR) is a proactive global network that unites governments, organizations, academic/research institutes, communities and individuals under a common goal: to restore the world’s lost and degraded forests and their surrounding landscapes.

Specifically, the GPFLR responds directly to the Bonn Challenge to restore 150 million hectares of deforested and degraded land by 2020 and 350 million hectares by 2030.

The GPFLR was initiated in 2003 by a small consortium of like-minded organizations and spearheaded by IUCN. Its purpose is to catalyze dynamic, voluntary action through sharing diverse experiences on restoration efforts which deliver tangible benefits to both local communities and nature through a landscape approach, while also fulfilling international commitments on forests. 

The GPFLR does this by:

Catalyzing support

Members of the partnership work together to build support for forest and landscape restoration (FLR) at all levels. This includes building awareness and securing the interest of decision-makers and opinion-shapers from government, the private sector, civil society, the media and others. It also involves promoting increased support for FLR in international, regional and national policy frameworks.

Creating knowledge networks to accelerate restoration effort

As practitioners of FLR, we are learning all the time, through experience and from each other. The GPFLR Learning Network provides an important vehicle for that process. Our aim is to raise awareness of real world FLR experiences and make available the tools and knowledge to support practitioners in the field. By connecting our partners and collaborators around the world in an FLR community of practice we are able to spread best practices, build cooperation and exchange new ideas and solutions, saving both time and resources.

Capacity development

Courses and workshops are essential to developing individual and collective capacity with respect to the conservation and restoration of forest landscapes. Our partners organize multiple and varied courses and learning opportunities related to FLR all over the world and online.

We believe that ideas transform landscapes

Through active engagement, collaboration and the sharing of ideas and information, GPFLR promotes an integrated, cross-sectoral approach to restoration that seeks to ensure that forests and the functions and values they represent are effectively re-established, conserved and used to enable sustainable livelihoods and ecological integrity for the future.

The GPFLR does not seek to establish a parallel policy process or duplicate the efforts of others, but rather pursues and creates positive synergies between existing activities, projects, processes and institutions to encourage and reinforce the contribution of each.

The Global Partnership on Forest and Landscape Restoration Resources

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Reports & Research
January 2018
Global

This publication provides facts, figures and key messages to encourage more investments in forest and landscape restoration, leading to more restoration action. The Global Partnership on Forest and Landscape Restoration outlines how we can reach the 2020 and 2030 targets, and how we can best collaborate, using regional and global platforms.

Reports & Research
January 2018
Tunisia

This project aims to improve sustainable natural resource management and promote livelihood diversification in selected Tunisian oases.

Reports & Research
January 2018
China

Desertification in arid and semiarid areas of Northwest China is a major current environmental issue for the country, caused by the interaction of a naturally dry climate, recurrent periods of prolonged droughts, anthropogenic factors over long periods of time, and specific topographic and geographic conditions.

Reports & Research
January 2018
Asia

The five Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) are among the Europe and Central Asia Region’s most vulnerable to climate change; building resilience is thus a priority for poverty reduction and shared prosperity in Central Asia.

Reports & Research
January 2018
Burundi

Burundi’s economy is dominated by small-scale agriculture practiced on the slopes of hills and mountains. The burgeoning population and an overwhelming reliance on natural resources by 90 percent of the population have both caused aggravated environmental degradation.

Reports & Research
January 2018
Nicaragua

This project aims to strengthen the National Protected Areas System and to support sustainable land use and restoration practices in selected areas of the Dry Corridor of Nicaragua, in order to foster biodiversity conservation, resilient landscapes, and local livelihoods.

Reports & Research
January 2018
India

The objective of the India Ecosystem Services Project (ESIP), which is under preparation, is to improve forest quality, land management, and nontimber forest produce (NTFP) benefits for forest dependent communities in selected landscapes in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

Reports & Research
January 2018
Guatemala

Farmers in poor rural areas of Guatemala are learning how agroforestry incorporating the culturally important breadnut tree can boost their nutrition and income as well as restoring degraded land through deforestation*.

Reports & Research
January 2018
Costa Rica

After a quarter-century of restoration in a heavily degraded river basin in Costa Rica, a “model forest” platform is helping a local foundation to promote the benefits of its work and boost business in an economically depressed region.*

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