Governing and Delivering a Biome-Wide Restoration Initiative: The Case of Atlantic Forest Restoration Pact in Brazil
AbstractIn many human-modified tropical landscapes, biodiversity conservation and the provision of ecosystem services require large-scale restoration initiatives. Such initiatives must be able to augment the amount and the quality of remaining natural habitats. There is thus a growing need for long-term, multi-stakeholder and multi-purpose initiatives that result in multiple ecological and socioeconomic benefits at the biome scale. The Atlantic Forest Restoration Pact (AFRP) is a coalition of 260+ stakeholders, including governmental agencies, private sector, NGOs and research institutions, aimed at restoring 15 million ha of degraded and deforested lands by 2050. By articulating, and then integrating common interests, this initiative has allowed different sectors of society to implement an ambitious vision and create a forum for public and private concerns regarding forest restoration. The AFRP adopts a set of governance tools so multiple actors can implement key processes to achieve long-term and visionary restoration goals. Having overcome some initial challenges, AFRP now has to incorporate underrepresented stakeholders and enhance its efforts to make forest restoration more economically viable, including cases where restoration could be less expensive and profitable. The AFRP experience has resulted in many lessons learned, which can be shared to foster similar initiatives across tropical regions. View Full-Text
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Pinto, S.R.; Melo, F.; Tabarelli, M.; Padovesi, A.; Mesquita, C.A.; De Mattos Scaramuzza, C.A.; Castro, P.; Carrascosa, H.; Calmon, M.; Rodrigues, R.; César, R.G.; Brancalion, P.H.S. Governing and Delivering a Biome-Wide Restoration Initiative: The Case of Atlantic Forest Restoration Pact in Brazil. Forests 2014, 5, 2212-2229.
Pinto SR, Melo F, Tabarelli M, Padovesi A, Mesquita CA, De Mattos Scaramuzza CA, Castro P, Carrascosa H, Calmon M, Rodrigues R, César RG, Brancalion PHS. Governing and Delivering a Biome-Wide Restoration Initiative: The Case of Atlantic Forest Restoration Pact in Brazil. Forests. 2014; 5(9):2212-2229.Chicago/Turabian Style
Pinto, Severino R.; Melo, Felipe; Tabarelli, Marcelo; Padovesi, Aurélio; Mesquita, Carlos A.; De Mattos Scaramuzza, Carlos A.; Castro, Pedro; Carrascosa, Helena; Calmon, Miguel; Rodrigues, Ricardo; César, Ricardo G.; Brancalion, Pedro H.S. 2014. "Governing and Delivering a Biome-Wide Restoration Initiative: The Case of Atlantic Forest Restoration Pact in Brazil." Forests 5, no. 9: 2212-2229.