Improving Rainforest Revegetation Efforts Requires Ongoing Monitoring

by Matt Ball on February 2, 2010

A recent report of Australian efforts on rainforest revegetation found that only half the areas that were replanted had been successful in their aims for reforestation. While more than $16 million had been spent in an area of more than 644 hectares, the project outcomes were largely susceptible to a lack of ongoing monitoring, which had a direct impact on how the projects performed.

“Funding agencies must recognize the need for continuous funding for independent regional management, monitoring and record-keeping of rainforest revegetation activities, especially given the longterm nature of the work and its increasing significance in the context of environmental offsets and carbon storage.”

Read more about this work in this story via Science Alert.

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