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Best of Landscape News 2021: Conservation and Restoration

Our pick of this year’s top stories

From a surging interest in tree-planting to a new global agreement to turn the tide on deforestation by 2030, landscape restoration is entering everyday parlance as governments, businesses and individuals increasingly recognize the impact that the health of the environment has on our quality of life. Want to feel inspired by others’ restoration stories or even learn some tips for your own restoration project? Here, we invite you to peruse through some of Landscape News‘ best restoration and conservation stories from this year.

16 Women Restoring the Earth

Raising up female leaders defining the future of our planet through their ideas, talents, actions and inspiration


Introducing GLFx: the activist network for restoring landscapes

Around the world, local GLFx chapters are popping up of people dedicated to making their landscapes more sustainable. Meet them here

The landscape of Table Mountain and Cape Town, where one of the first GLFx chapters has been established. Thomas Bennie, Unsplash
The landscape of Table Mountain and Cape Town, where one of the first GLFx chapters has been established. Thomas Bennie, Unsplash

What is the state of the world’s forests?

For International Day of Forests 2021, GLF Live with Wanjira Mathai, Robert Nasi and Mette Wilkie


Tristan da Cunha becomes leader in ocean conservation

A largely unknown archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic to host the fourth-largest marine protected area

Tristan da Cunha, the main and namesake island of the world's most remote archipelago. Brian Gatwicke, Flickr
Tristan da Cunha, the main and namesake island of the world’s most remote archipelago. Brian Gatwicke, Flickr

Talking about a revolution: What ‘clean’ gold mining would mean for the Amazon

Industry renewal hinges on regulation, Indigenous rights and due diligence

An 18th century gold coin, now held by the Banco Central do Brasil, from the Portuguese-led gold rush in the Amazon. Nationale Bank van Belgie
An 18th century gold coin, now held by the Banco Central do Brasil, from the Portuguese-led gold rush in the Amazon. Nationale Bank van Belgie

How will the uncontacted tribes of the Amazon survive?

GLF Live with Dr. Mark J. Plotkin


Pakistan is on its way to planting 10 billion trees. Here’s how

The massive initiative could pilot a new financial mechanism – and set an example for other developing countries

Trees reaching for the sky in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Muhammad Fahad khan, Unsplash
Trees reaching for the sky in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Muhammad Fahad khan, Unsplash

Visions from our Restoration Stewards for the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

Hear from six youth environmentalists on the most important decade for the planet

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v2osk, Unsplash

Restoring African drylands from within – without myths

Day 1 wrap-up of the Global Landscapes Forum: Restoring Africa’s Drylands

A 26-year-old Burkinabe carries a basket of cotton harvested from her dryland farm. Ollivier Girard, CIFOR
A 26-year-old Burkinabe carries a basket of cotton harvested from her dryland farm. Ollivier Girard, CIFOR

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