The UN recently declared 2021-2030 to be the “Decade of Ecosystem Restoration,” but what does that entail? Learn more about this important topic with CIFOR’s exclusive feature highlighting selected publications, stories and multimedia focused on restoration around the world.

The degradation of land and marine ecosystems threatens the well being of 3.2 billion people, but restoration can bring back ecosystem services, take greenhouse gasses out of the atmosphere, increase biological diversity and much more.

Broad and encompassing, restoration includes a wide range of efforts to restore a site to a natural landscape, making it more productive for humans, wildlife and plants. Activities and ways to restore landscapes include activities ranging from simply protecting existing vegetation to accelerating natural regeneration to planting trees.