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Application of Assisted Natural Regeneration to Restore Degraded Tropical Forestlands

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Shono, K., Cadaweng, E.A. & Durst, P.B. 2007, "Application of Assisted Natural Regeneration to Restore Degraded Tropical Forestlands", Restoration Ecology, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 620-626.

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Corresponding Author: K. Shono,


    • Bagong Pagasa Foundation, Inc., Barangay Kalatagbak, Quezon Municipality, Province of Palawan, Philippines
    • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, 39 Phra Atit Road, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
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    • This article reviews the potential of assisted natural regeneration (ANR) as a low-cost forest restoration method to convert deforested lands into forest.
    • With relatively little inputs, secondary forests with improvement to biodiversity and site conditions can be established.
    • Once established, it can be managed for desired products.
    • A few methods are used: finding and protecting woody regeneration; suppressing weedy vegetation especially by "stepping" with boards; protecting from disturbance by the creation of firebreaks and fences if animals will disturb regeneration; maintain around desired species; engaging in enrichment planting if necessary or desired; relating the restoration site to the interests of local communities.

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