Monitoring of forest and landscape restoration at the national and local levels - 17_III_082 - 9865 - Internationale Climate Initiative (IKI)

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Monitoring of forest and landscape restoration at the national and local levels

As of: August 2019

Objective and activities

This project will create a urgently needed system for monitoring forest and landscape restoration (FLR) and the Bonn Challenge that: (1) uses higher resolution data than existing systems, (2) measures state (baseline) and change (monitoring), (3) uses biophysical indicators and socioeconomic indicators to determine benefits, and (4) creates a marketplace to connect investors with restoration activities. The project will start in Rwanda and El Salvador, at both the national and priority landscape scales. The project team will then replicate this pilot experience at the national scale in Kenya, Honduras and Nicaragua and will build on baseline data collected in project 12_III_049.

Predecessor project(s)
Inspire, support, and mobilize forest and landscape restoration
Assessing and capitalizing on the potential to enhance forest carbon sinks through forest landscape restoration while benefitting biodiversity

State of implementation/results

On 1 March 2019, the UN General Assembly adopted El Salvador's proposal to declare 2021-2030 the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. WRI had supported El Salvador’s proposal.

  • In March 2019, the WRI team hosted a working session with government officials in Honduras to set a baseline for landscape restoration in the country. The team discussed the potential use of the Landscape Sustainability Restoration Index and Collect Earth to track changes in the landscape and to monitor non-biophysical aspects of restoration. A summary of the meeting is available in Spanish here:…

Project data

El Salvador, Honduras, Kenya, Nicaragua, Rwanda

Implementing organisation:
World Resources Institute (WRI)

Partner institution(s):
  • " Ministry of Energy, Natural Resources, Environment and Mining in Honduras"," Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (MEW&NR) - Kenya", Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) - El Salvador, Ministry of Natural Resources (MINIRENA) - Rwanda, Presidency of the Republic of Nicaragua (Presidencia da la Republica de Nicaragua)
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature - IUCN - Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office,PRISMA Foundation (Salvadoran Research Program on Development and Environment)

BMU grant:
€ 4,482,648

05/2017 till 04/2020