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Title: Forest Landscape Restoration Opportunity Assessment for Uganda

Date Published: 2016
Author/s: Ministry of Water and Environment – Uganda; IUCN
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Affiliation: Ministry of Water and Environment – Uganda; IUCN


The degradation of forests is a threat to both the functioning of ecosystems and the well-being of human
communities. Nations have for several years grappled with the challenge of finding ways of restoring forest
landscapes that suit the ecological constraints of particular sites as well as the socio-economic circumstances
of the landowners or land users, and ensure resilience under various future uncertainties. Forest landscape
restoration is a feasible option through which these challenges can be addressed. Forest landscape restoration
(FLR) is a long-term process of regaining ecological functionality and enhancing human well-being across
deforested or degraded landscapes. It is carried out to build a forest-based landscape that can improve
biodiversity conservation, ecological functioning and livelihoods