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A Guide to the Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology (ROAM) [Guide de la méthodologie d’évaluation des opportunités de restauration des paysages forestiers (MEOR)]

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IUCN and WRI (2014). A Guide to Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology (ROAM): Assessing forest landscape restoration opportunities at the national or sub-national level. Working paper (road test edition). [online] Gland, Suisse : IUCN. Accessible at: [Accessed 2 Nov. 2016].

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Corresponding author:


  • International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • World Resources Institute (WRI)
  • The Global Partnership on Forest Restoration
  • Bonn Challenge 2011


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This working paper is available in English, French, Indonesian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Russian:

  • The authors present an introduction to Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology (ROAM), a tool for countries to evaluate areas for restauration of forest landscapes and identify priority areas.
  • They provide a step-by-step guide for forest land restoration (FLR) preparation and planning, data collection, analysis of results, policy recommendations and implementation.

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