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The Forest Ecosystem Restoration Initiative on the Ground

Case Studies from twelve small-scale innovative ecosystem restoration projects around the world.

One of the main implementation channels of FERI is to provide strategic co-funding and technical support to pilot restoration activities in developing countries. These pilot projects test a variety of innovative restoration techniques and compile and disseminate
lessons learned that could be used in similar restoration contexts.

A total of 12 projects received funding from FERI. Projects incorporating biodiversity considerations were selected between 2016 and 2017 through calls for submissions through the Secretariat and the Global Partnership on Forest and Landscape Restoration (GPFLR).


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Location of FERI supported projects


Development of a socio-environmental investment model for the restoration of semi-arid land

Coquimbo region, Chile


Establishment of pilot restoration plots in the biodiversity compensation area of the hydrological powerplant of Ituango


Antioquia, Colombia

Identifying biodiversity-related success factors of ecological restoration projects

Mount Lebanon, Lebanon

Restoration of the riparian vegetation of Paso Severino's reservoir

Santa Lucia, Uruguay

Integrated assessment of the multiple

benefits of biodiversity changes resulting from

forest and land restoration in the Sahel region 


Niger and Burkina Faso


Ecological restoration in the sub-afromontane region of Kenya


Brackenhurst, Kenya

Restoration initiatives of degraded humid forests in the World Heritage site “Rainforests of the Atsinanana”

Atsinanana, Madagascar

Scalable strategies for landscape ecological restoration: models in San Martín, Perú, buffer zone of the National Park Cordillera Azul


San Martín, Peru


Restoration of Himalayan old growth oak forests through science-society interactions




Development of a Forest Landscape Restoration Program for Guatemala based on ITTO Guidelines 




Restoration of ecosystem services in Phnom Kulen National Park 


Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Conservation of key species and restoration of ecosystems in the Nevado de Colima Manantlàn

El Corcovado corridor through social participation 


Jalisco, Mexico

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