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dc.contributor.authorFagan, Matthew E.en
dc.contributor.authorReid, J. Leightonen
dc.contributor.authorHolland, Margaret B.en
dc.contributor.authorDrew, Justin G.en
dc.contributor.authorZahawi, Rakan A.en
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-22T13:55:42Z
dc.date.available2020-05-22T13:55:42Z
dc.date.issued2020-01-16en
dc.identifier.issn1755-263Xen
dc.identifier.othere12700en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/98532
dc.description.abstractNumerous countries have made voluntary commitments to conduct forest landscape restoration over millions of hectares of degraded land in the coming decade. We consider the relative likelihood these countries will achieve their restoration commitments. Across countries, the area committed to restoration increased with existing forest and plantation area, but was inversely related to development status, with less developed countries pledging more area. Restoration commitments are generally large (median: 2 million hectares) and will be challenging to meet without the wholesale transformation of food production systems. Indeed, one third of countries committed >10% of their land area to restoration (maximum: 81%). Furthermore, high rates of land cover change may reverse gains: a quarter of countries experienced recent deforestation and agricultural expansion that exceeded their restoration commitment area. The limited progress reported by countries, and the sheer scale of commitments, raises serious questions about long-term success, especially absent necessary monitoring and management plans.en
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dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution 4.0 Internationalen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subjectbiodiversity conservationen
dc.subjectBonn Challengeen
dc.subjectcarbon storageen
dc.subjectdeforestationen
dc.subjectforest landscape restorationen
dc.subjectlongevityen
dc.subjectpersistenceen
dc.subjectREDD plusen
dc.subjectreforestationen
dc.subjectsustainable developmenten
dc.titleHow feasible are global forest restoration commitments?en
dc.typeArticle - Refereeden
dc.title.serialConservation Lettersen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1111/conl.12700en
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