April 16, 2018
Photo: A. Davey/Flickr
With more than 700 million ha of degraded land and 3 million ha adding to this number each year, Africa has the largest opportunity for massive forest and landscape restoration than any other continent in the world - over a third of global land available for restoration. ( via Down to Earth)
Photo: Zoonar GmbH/Alamy Stock Photo

A shellfish restoration project in New Zealand weaves together traditional Māori knowledge and marine ecology to foster mussel growth.  ( via Hakai Magazine )

Photo: Carey Marks/Plymouth University
Land degradation is undermining the wellbeing of two-fifths of humanity, raising the risks of migration and conflict, according to the most comprehensive global assessment of the problem to date. ( via The Guardian)

Photo: Daniel McCormick & Mary O'Brien
Artists Mary O'Brien and Daniel McCormick create living sculptures that not only draw inspiration from landscapes, but use their natural materials to rejuvenate the environment.  ( via Artsy )

Photo: Mokhamad Edliadi/CIFO
UCLA-led research shows more than 550 payments for ecosystem services programs are active worldwide.The  paper, published today in Nature Sustainability, is the first peer-reviewed, global assessment of "payments for ecosystem services" mechanisms. ( via UCLA)

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Forests aren't made solely of trees - others life forms such as epiphytes contribute to biodiversity. How are these plants are doing in young regenerating forests? From the Missouri Botanical Garden.
Presented by INSR's Marcello de Vitis. A discussion of networks that connect stakeholders and facilitate knowledge transfer. Watch now, and watch any of our other recorded webinars in our webinar library !
The TRIC aims to support capacity building in the field of tropical forest restoration and reforestation. RIC users can search by resource type, topic, country, region and ecosystem to find valuable reforestation resources. 
New from  Restoration Ecology:  Impact of invasive plant control on soil loss
In some areas, clear-cutting of invasive plants produces soil loss, one of the worst impacts on ecosystems. Catillo and Smith-Ramírez's findings  on Robinson Crusoe Island encourage precaution to avoid erosion through clear-cutting control with root retention in fragile soils.

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