Assisted Natural Regeneration: Methods, Results and Issues Relevant to Sustained Participation by Communities
This article describes forest restoration in Kandis village on Palawan Island, Philippines, an assisted natural regeneration (ANR) project, and focuses on the social issues that affect success of ANR projects.
research goals & methods
The ANR approached used includes fire prevention, ring-weeding, and flattening of grasses.
conclusions and takeaways
After 3 years, 89 tree species in 37 families were identified in regenerating areas. The author considers why ANR has not been widely implemented and considers current emphasis on tree planting reforestation efforts, poor understanding of foresters of successional pathways, and the structure of development programs, among others.
Dugan, P. 2000. “Assisted natural regeneration: Methods, results and issues relevant to sustained participation by communities” in Forest Restoration for Wildlife Conservation: Proceedings of a Workshop with the International Tropical Timber Organization and the Forest Restoration Research Unit, Chiang Mai University, Thailand, eds. Elliott, S., Kerby, J., Blakesley, D., Hardwick, K., Woods, K. and V. Anusarnsunthorn, pp. 195-199.
- Bagong Pagasa Foundation, Manila, Philippines.