Quick Guides

Forest restoration is a big field, with lots of approaches and – very often – conflicting information.

That is why we’ve prepared our short explainers, which help you to understand the key concepts – based on current science, knowledge and practice – and provide additional reading suggestions for those wanting to go deeper.

Quick guides

Initiatives and organisations in action

Around the world, many initiatives and organisations are working to restore forest ecosystems and their functions, while ensuring a sustainable use by people. Corresponding to the global dimension of this issue, the commitments for planting or restoring are bigger than ever before. Who is carrying this work and which challenges are there?

Quick guides

Deforestation: the issue and the causes

The amount and type of forest cover has changed over time, both for natural and man-made reasons. In which way are people affecting forest ecosystems and are there any signs of recovery?

Quick guides

The basi(c)s

Our view of nature has changed over time and even nowadays has very strong differences around the world. How do we define the usefulness and value of nature?