Protocol for Monitoring Tropical Forest Restoration: Perspectives from the Atlantic Forest Restoration Pact in Brazil
This article highlights the need for standardized monitoring protocols in forest landscape restoration projects and uses the example of the protocol developed by the Atlantic Forest Restoration Pact in Brazil.
Conclusions & Takeaways
The authors argue that the pact's monitoring protocol could serve as a model for developing similar protocols for other regions worldwide. The pact aimed to establish a monitoring protocol that was standardized and applicable to all forest restoration projects in the Atlantic Forest regardless of age, restoration technique or region and included over 200 stakeholders in the iterative monitoring protocol creation process. The protocol includes ecological, socioeconomic and management principles, and is designed such that it has 19 criteria, 41 indicators, and 74 metrics.
Protocol for Monitoring Tropical Forest Restoration. Tropical Conservation Science. 2017;10:194008291769726. doi:10.1177/1940082917697265.
- Departamento de Biotecnologia e Produção Vegetal e Animal, Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Araras, SP, Brazil
- Department of Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, USA
- World Resources Institute, São Paulo, Brazil
- International Institute for Sustainability, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Bioflora Tecnologia da Restauração, Piracicaba, SP, Brazil
- Centro de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul, Campo Grande, MS, Brazil
- Centro de Restauração Ecológica, Secretaria do Meio Ambiente do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
- Departamento de Ciências Biológicas, ESALQ—Universidade de São Paulo, Piracicaba, SP, Brazil
- Departamento de Ciências Florestais, ESALQ—Universidade de São Paulo, Piracicaba, SP, Brazil