Informations et ressources scientifiques
sur le développement des zones arides et semi-arides

Accueil du site → Projets de développement → Projets de recherche pour le Développement → 2007 → REFORLAN Restoration of forest landscapes for biodiversity conservation and rural development in the drylands of Latin America

Commission Européenne (CORDIS) 2007

REFORLAN Restoration of forest landscapes for biodiversity conservation and rural development in the drylands of Latin America

Forest Landscape Biodiversity Drylands

CORDIS (Service Communautaire d’Information sur la Recherche et le Développement) Commission Européenne

Titre : REFORLAN Restoration of forest landscapes for biodiversity conservation and rural development in the drylands of Latin America

Région : Amérique Latine

Code du projet : 32132 FP6-INCO

Durée : From 2007-01-01 to 2009-12-31

Descriptif
This project aims to identify and promote approaches for the sustainable management of dryland forest ecosystems, by researching ecosystem restoration techniques using native species of economic value. The project will directly address Thematic Issue A.2.3 Managing arid and semi-arid ecosystems, by undertaking a programme of multi-disciplinary research analysing how restoration of degraded lands can be achieved in a way that will mitigate the effects of unsustainable land use practices and contribute to conservation of biodiversity, in ways that support the development of rural livelihoods according to the ecosystem approach.
As defined by the INCO Specific Measures, this project will : (i) Identify opportunities for enhanced economic productivity and limit s to sustainable production, with a particular focus on identifying incentives for supporting dryland forest restoration by local communities ; (ii) Analyse the natural resource use systems at local, regional and international levels through an integrated approach, by developing a comparative programme of research in seven study areas distributed in dryland areas of Mexico, Chile and Argentina ; (iii) Using information gathered using participatory techniques to inform the planning and implementing of sustainable management strategies for dryland forest resources ; (iv) Developing appropriate decision-support tools, including information systems, criteria and indicators of sustainability and rehabilitation, together with case studies of practical restoration trials, to support dryland ecosystem management and policies, (v) Disseminating results through scientific publications, research reports and internet resources ; strengthening the research capacity of partner organizations both in Europe and Latin America ; an d providing training and educational resources.

Participants au projet
Coordinateur : BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION (United Kingdom)
Participants : PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE Chile ; UNIVERSIDAD AUSTRAL DE CHILE Chile ; UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DEL COMAHUE Argentina ; FUNDACION PROYUNGAS Argentina ; EL COLEGIO DE LA FRONTERA SUR Mexico ; INSTITUTO POLITECNICO NACIONAL Mexico ; INSTITUTO DE ECOLOGIA, A.C. Mexico ; UNIVERSIDAD DE ALCALA Spain ; UNIVERSITA’ DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO Italy

Budget
Coût total : EUR 1 862 979
Contribution UE : EUR 1 720 000

Présentation : Commission Européenne

Résumé du rapport final

Page publiée le 6 octobre 2015, mise à jour le 16 février 2018