IUCN Partners With Yale to Train Tropical Leaders Through Online Learning

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For the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), forest landscape restoration (FLR) is a critical focus area. As they see it, restoring degraded landscapes allows countries to alleviate poverty, enhance food and water security, and mitigate climate change.

The international organization has identified forest landscape restoration as a critical piece in the global response to the Bonn Challenge, a global effort that aims to restore 150 million hectares of degraded land by 2020 and 350 million hectares by 2030. As national and sub-national leaders identify vast amounts of land needing restoration worldwide, demand for developing capacity and skills on forest landscape restoration as a nature-based solution to their needs is increasing dramatically, as well.