Tree genetic diversity is key to success for forest restoration projects

Projects designed to return degraded land to natural forest, with associated improvements in ecological function and biodiversity, rightly focus on...

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Women and children planting native fruit tree species on communal land in Mandla, Madhya Pradesh, India. Credit: IORA Ecological Solutions Ltd.

Seeds for Restoration - a global survey calls for contributions

Restoring hundreds of millions of hectares of degraded forestlands will require billions of tree seeds and seedlings. This month, we invite...

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Three months after two devastating earthquakes hit Nepal, innovative crowdsourcing technology and diversity kits are helping to match seeds to needs as part of the disaster recovery plan.
Credit: Bioversity International/Sriram Subedi, Lamjung

National Geographic highlights why getting Nepal the right seeds after the earthquake matters

When two major earthquakes devastated Nepal this past spring, farmland was washed away and seeds adapted to the terrain were lost. National Geographic...

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Three months after two devastating earthquakes hit Nepal, innovative crowdsourcing technology and diversity kits are helping to match seeds to needs as part of the disaster recovery plan.
Credit: Bioversity International/Sriram Subedi, Lamjung

Matching seeds to needs in the aftermath of the Nepal Earthquakes

Bioversity International scientists report from Nepal on the importance of considering farmer preferences when replenishing seed stocks lost in the...

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Acacia mangium trees planted in a restoration area after gold mining process in Colombia. Please credit: Bioversity International/E.Thomas

Forest landscape restoration: a solution to global challenges

M. Ann Tutwiler addresses the importance of well matched and genetically diverse planting material when restoring degraded land and gives an update on...

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Evert_Thomas_Colombia_Mahogany. Credit: Bioversity International/C. Alcazar Caicedo

Adding science to the landscape – Evert Thomas chats about restoration

With only three days to go until the long-anticipated Global Landscapes Forum, Bioversity International’s forest genetic resources researcher Evert...

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Photo by CIFOR/M.Simola

Restoration of native species highlighted at the 2014 Global Landscapes Forum

On 6 December, Bioversity International researcher Evert Thomas and Regional Director for the Americas, Marleni Ramirez, will join research partners...

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Restoration after gold mining, Colombia. Credit: Bioversity International/C. Alcazar Caicedo

Global environment leaders’ decision calls for attention to genetic diversity in ecosystem restoration

Bioversity International successfully encourages consideration of quality in ecosystem restoration at the CBD COP12 held in Korea earlier this month.

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Young woman processing shea nuts. Credit: Bioversity International/B. Vinceti

The role of gender in landscape restoration – a case study from Burkina Faso

In a blog for IUCN, Gender Specialist Marlène Elias talks about how men and women relate to trees differently and how this matters in landscape...

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