Global forest restoration and the importance of prioritizing local communities

  title={Global forest restoration and the importance of prioritizing local communities},
  author={James Thomas Erbaugh and N. Pradhan and J. Adams and Johan A. Oldekop and Arun Agrawal and Dan Brockington and Rob Pritchard and Ashwini Chhatre},
  journal={Nature Ecology \& Evolution},
  pages={1 - 5}
Forest restoration occupies centre stage in global conversations about carbon removal and biodiversity conservation, but recent research rarely acknowledges social dimensions or environmental justice implications related to its implementation. We find that 294.5 million people live on tropical forest restoration opportunity land in the Global South, including 12% of the total population in low-income countries. Forest landscape restoration that prioritizes local communities by affording them… 

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