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    Author(s): Stephanie Mansourian; John A. Stanturf; Mercy Afua Adutwumwaa Derkyi; Vera Lex Engel
    Date: 2017
    Source: Restoration Ecology
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Southern Research Station
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    Description

    Restoring forest landscapes is critical in the face of continued global forest loss and degradation. In this article, we
    explore some challenges underlying the delivery of global commitments to restore forest landscapes. We propose that three
    fundamental questions need to be resolved upfront for the effective implementation of Forest Landscape Restoration and
    related commitments: (1) What social and ecological landscape objectives are being sought through Forest Landscape
    Restoration? (2) How are specific areas being selected for restoration? (3) How is success measured when restoring forest
    landscapes? We believe that there is an urgent need to adequately answer these questions to successfully implement political
    commitments for large-scale forest restoration.

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    Mansourian, Stephanie; Stanturf, John A.; Derkyi, Mercy Afua Adutwumwaa; Engel, Vera Lex. 2017. Forest landscape restoration: increasing the positive impacts of forest restoration or simply the area under tree cover?. Restoration Ecology. 6 p. DOI:10.1111/rec.12489

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    Keywords

    Bonn Challenge, hectare targets, restoration scale

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