This document has been produced to support Viet Nam in its goals of attaining multiple benefits from forest. The simple tool presented here has been developed for rapid assessment of the likely speed and extent of ecosystem service delivery resulting from forest cover creation, to assist in:
• selecting appropriate approaches for new reforestation and forest restoration efforts, with the aim of providing specific ecosystem services and / or biodiversity.
• identifying the extent to which biodiversity and ecosystem services may be provided by specific reforested and restored areas
• estimating the overall area of low or high provision of biodiversity and ecosystem services by a set of existing reforested areas
This document therefore provides a basis for estimating the probable impacts of different forest cover creation approaches on the ecosystem-derived benefits of biodiversity, water provision, soil conservation and non-timber forest products.
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