Chapter from MAINSTREAMING BIODIVERSITY ISSUES INTO FORESTRY AND AGRICULTURE. Abstracts of Poster Presentations at the 13th Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice of the Convention on Biological Diversity 18-22 February 2008, Rome, Italy.
Tropical dry forests are one of the most threatened forest ecosystems globally and are under pressure from cattle grazing, farmland, production of fuel wood and charcoal. Restoration efforts have occurred around the world, and there are a number of case studies, which provide valuable information. The Forest Restoration Information Services (FRIS) is an online tool that offers information on completed and ongoing restoration projects for tropical dry forests and other forest ecosystems.
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