In Senegal and other developing countries, multinational companies are investing in programs to restore mangrove forests and other wetlands that sequester carbon. But critics say these initiatives should not focus on global climate goals at the expense of the local people's livelihoods (via Yale e360).
The SER2017 Organizing Committee is now inviting proposals for symposia, workshops, and training courses to be held at the 7th World Conference on Ecological Restoration from August 27 to September 1, 2017 in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil.
Paddy Woodworth reflects on a symposium last month entitled Ecological Restoration in a Changing Biosphere. "World powers face major challenges honouring commitments to land restoration." (via Irish Times)
Planting tree islands has many of the benefits of larger plantations, but entails significantly less cost. Karen Holl, Leighton Reid, and Zak Zahawi describe recent findings on tree seedling recruitment in a long-term experiment in southern Costa Rica (via Missouri Botanical Garden).
The Western Australia Department of Parks and Wildlife has embarked on an ambitious project to eradicate introduced species like goats, cats and sheep in an effort to restore native wildlife to the island.