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Ethiopia Commits to Restore One-Sixth of its Land

By Aaron Minnick, Tesfay Woldemariam, Chris Reij, Fred Stolle, Florence Landsberg and James Anderson Communities such as this one in the Loka Abaya watershed in Ethiopia’s Rift Valley are the most vulnerable to the impacts of environmental degradation, and are among the communities most enthusiastic about restoring their lands. Photo Credit: Aaron Minnick/WRI. At the UN Climate Summit last month, an alliance of […]

The New York Declaration on Forests: What’s in it for Africa?

By Wanjira Mathai Restoration could boost food and water security, improve livelihoods, and curb climate change in some of the most vulnerable regions on Earth. Photo credit: teachandlearn, Flickr. As the public excitement subsides from the UN Climate Summit 2014, the hard work of turning commitments into reality begins. One of the most far-reaching of those commitments is the New […]

3 Myths and Facts about Forest and Landscape Restoration

By Kathleen Buckingham and Lars Laestadius In Rwanda, 85 percent of the population makes a living from subsistence farming of degraded, formerly forested lands. Photo by DFID – UK Department for International Development (license information here). This is the third installment of WRI’s blog series, New Perspectives on Restoration. The series aims to share WRI’s views on restoration, dispel […]

7 Unexpected Places for Forest Landscape Restoration

By Katie Reytar This is the second installment of WRI’s blog series, New Perspectives on Restoration. The series aims to share WRI’s views on restoration, dispel myths, and explore restoration opportunities throughout the world. The world has lost almost half of its original forest cover, due largely to booming population growth and agricultural expansion. But even […]