ITTO Guidelines for the Restoration, Management, and Rehabilitation of Degraded and Secondary Tropical Forests
This guide provides detailed information on the tools and concepts for rehabilitating and managing degraded forests and secondary forests. These lands have an often unrecognized ability and potential for providing valuable ecosystem services and provisioning timber, NTFPs, and other goods.
Conclusions & Takeaways
The authors provide a discussion of the variety of functions, roles and uses of degraded and secondary forests as well as management strategies that can address different social, economic, and ecological objectives. The text describes a) policy, planning and management principles and recommended actions, and b) stand-level principles and recommended actions. In the Annex, there is a list of promising species to use in restoration, management, and rehabilitation of these forests; these species are divided by forest type and geographic location.
ITTO. 2002. ITTO guidelines for the restoration, management, and rehabilitation of degraded and secondary tropical forests. (Directrices de la OIMT para la restauración, manejo, y rehabilitación de bosques tropicales secundarios y degradados), ITTO Policy Development Series No 13, Japan.
- International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)
- Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
- World Conservation Union (IUCN)
- World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) International