Large areas worldwide have been deforested or degraded with a resulting loss of fertile soils, biodiversity and carbon stock. Deforestation and land degradation threaten the livelihoods, well-being, and resilience of millions of people around the world. Restoration of degraded lands is included as one of the Sustainable Development Goals (Goal 15), and multiple international and regional initiatives have been set up in the last few years (Bonn Challenge, 20x20 initiative). This theme focuses on mapping and characterizing restoration initiatives.
This database contains detailed information from more than 150 restoration projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. Projects from various initiatives (20x20, GEF, UNFCCC CDM, FIP, and many others) are included. For more information, please have a look at our online storymap.