Global Forest Restoration Opportunities

Forest Ecosystem Restoration Opportunities. Source:
Forest Ecosystem Restoration Opportunities. Source:

Check out the interactive Atlas of Forest Landscape Restoration Opportunities:

“The world has vast amounts of deforested and degraded forest landscapes that deliver limited benefits to both humans and nature. These areas of historical and recent loss provide opportunities for future gain. The maps in this atlas represent a first-ever global approximation of the extent and location of the opportunities for forest landscape restoration – opportunities to reduce poverty, improve food security, mitigate climate change, and protect the environment. The atlas includes maps on current forest coverage, potential forest coverage, forest condition, and human pressure on forest landscapes. The map of Bonn Challenge pledges describes the countries, regional organizations, and other entities that have made pledges toward the Bonn Challenge goal of restoring 150 million hectares of lost forests and degraded forest lands worldwide by 2020.

At least two billion hectares of the world’s deforested and degraded forest lands contain opportunities for restoration. The atlas provides a global overview of these opportunities, indicating where a more detailed analysis at the national or local scale is called for. Explore the maps to learn more about where restoration can become a reality.” – The World Resources Institute,


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