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Forest landscape restoration: The opportunities and challenges for Eastern Africa

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IUCN-EARO & WWF-EARPO, 2002. Forest landscape restoration: The opportunities and challenges for Eastern Africa, a synthesis report of a Regional workshop, Mombasa, Kenya.



  • This is a proceeding from a workshop on forest landscape restoration (FLR) approach in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda in East Africa. The forest landscape restoration approach is proposed to assist governments, rural communities and people to restore important goods and services that forests contribute. Sites to be restored under FLR are formerly forested areas, degraded woodlands and on farm and pastoral landscapes.
  • FLR is a joint initiative between WWF International and IUCN. The aim is to regain ecological integrity and enhance human well-being in deforested or degraded forest landscapes.
  • FLR in these East African countries is possible and suggested due to the high rates of deforestation and unsustainable forest practices.
  • Since the inception of FLR in 2001, there have been key stakeholder and decision maker’s workshops.
  • Examples of FLR in the region are initiatives in coastal forests of Arubuko-Sokoke and Shimba Hill, Kaya Forest and Mwaluganje Sanctuary in Kenya. In Uganda is the Peri-Urban plantation and private woodlot farms development project. In Ethiopia is the forest restoration experience in the Tigray-Region that is rehabilitating about 300,000 ha of degraded forestlands.

Geographical Region

  • East Africa
  • Ecosystems

  • General
  • Country

  • Tanzania
  • Kenya
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