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‘Restoration starts on the ground’

CIFOR scientist Manuel Guariguata speaks at CBD COP13

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Monitoring is the only way to effectively assess the performance of global restoration initiatives, but is not yet receiving the attention it deserves, says Manuel Guariguata, CIFOR’s Team Leader on Forest Management and Restoration.

Guariguata spoke about the importance of combining top-down and bottom-approaches to monitoring at the 13th Conference of Parties to the CBD (CBD COP13), held from 4-17 December 2016 in Cancun, Mexico.

Find out more about CIFOR’s involvement in CBD COP13 here.

New research presented at the conference also highlighted the potential for natural regeneration to contribute to global restoration goals, like the Bonn Challenge and the 20×20 Initiative.


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