The resources below are relevant to restoration projects and practitioners.

TitleDescriptionTheme
Restoration Knowledge BaseSociety for Ecological Restoration-Europe has a Knowledge Base through which they aim to provide a web-based tool for the restoration community to share knowledge, best practice experience, interesting case studies etc. The Knowledge Base can be searched using any key word, such as habitat or vegetation type, habitat code under the European Habitat Directive, species name, degradation source, restoration measure or technique, author, country etc. The majority of the information in the Knowledge Base is provided by short papers produced as proceedings of the SER Europe Conferences.Databases, knowledge hubs and tools
WOCAT Global Database on Sustainable Land ManagementWOCAT (World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies) is a global network which supports innovation and decision-making processes in Sustainable Land Management (SLM). The WOCAT Global Database on Sustainable Land Management is an open access resource, organised by SLM Approaches; SLM Technologies and SLM Maps that contains information on over 800 SLM practices. Databases, knowledge hubs and tools
Database of large-scale conservation initiatives in the UKSouthampton University, with University of Cambridge and Natural England, have created a database of 800 separate large-scale conservation initiatives in the UK. It is the result of a research project commissioned by the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and Natural England, in partnership with Scottish Natural Heritage and the Countryside Council for Wales. Databases, knowledge hubs and tools
Rewilding Knowledge HubAs the first step in developing the evidence base for rewilding, Rewilding Britain commissioned a study into the current science supporting rewilding and have created a Rewilding Knowledge Hub.Databases, knowledge hubs and tools
Knowledge platform on Forest and Landscape RestorationThe Global Programme on Forest and Landscape Restoration (GPFLR) has established a knowledge platform on Forest and Landscape Restoration that will facilitate access to a comprehensive database of resources related to forest and landscape restoration. It currently only contains information on monitoring, but when complete it will be structured in seven different modules dedicated to (i) Land-use planning, (ii) Assessment of landscape degradation and identification of relevant restoration options, (iii) Implementation of FLR (with methodological approaches, guidelines and best practices), (iv) Economic and financial analysis of FLR, (v) Monitoring and evaluation of FLR (with tools and guidelines on "how to monitor the impact of FLR programs/initiatives"), (vi) Capacity development and extension (with links to learning programs and institutions providing online and in the field trainings) and (vii) Case studies (to provide a set of experiences of FLR actions in different locations and ecosystems).Databases, knowledge hubs and tools
Landscapes for people, food and nature initiativeThe Landscapes for people, food and nature initiative, led by Eco agriculture Partners and 8 other organisations, is a ‘collaborative platform and network for action and advocacy to accelerate progress in transforming food, agriculture and land use systems to improve synergies and reduce tradeoffs between agricultural production and environmental sustainability at landscape scale'. Databases, knowledge hubs and tools
Landscapes for people, food and nature initiativeLandscape ToolsDatabases, knowledge hubs and tools
Landscapes for people, food and nature initiativeCommon Themes & Case studiesDatabases, knowledge hubs and tools
Landscapes for people, food and nature initiativeGuides and manualsDatabases, knowledge hubs and tools
River WikiOne of the main products of the European Centre for River Restoration is the RiverWiki a tool containing over 1000 river restoration case studies. The purpose of the tool is to share best practices and lessons learnt among policy makers, practitioners and researchers of river restoration. The ECRR website also includes a page that gathers the most interesting case studies, best practices and other relevant studies on river restoration in Europe.Databases, knowledge hubs and tools
How to do river restorationThe European Centre for River Restoration provides an on-line, five-step guide on how to develop and implement a river restoration project in Europe. The step-by-step process gives guidance on how to plan, design and review a successful project. Databases, knowledge hubs and tools
How to do river restoration - technical guidanceVarious other forms of technical guidance are provided through the ‘river restoration’ pages of their websiteDatabases, knowledge hubs and tools
Manual of River Restoration TechniquesProduced and updated by the UK River Restoration Centre, this manual aims to help river managers identify potential restoration techniques for use in river restoration and sustainable river management. It includes 64 case examples.Databases, knowledge hubs and tools
River Restoration Monitoring GuidanceProduced by the UK River Restoration Centre, this guidance document aims to assist all practitioners in the process of setting monitoring protocols as part of a river restoration project. Because there is a wide range of organisations, with a range of knowledge and abilities, this guidance seeks to include monitoring strategies suitable for different groups. Steps outlined are intended to support technical staff working for competent authorities, consultancies and academic institutions as well as organisations with limited funds.Databases, knowledge hubs and tools
Restoration and tipping points case study data baseEcoTipping Points are defined as “levers for restoring sustainability to our imperilled environment – small actions that tip the balance from decline to restoration by tapping the inborn power of nature and human societies to heal themselves”. The Ecotipping Points Project has assembled over 100 case studies on restoration and tipping points. Databases, knowledge hubs and tools
Regime Shifts Database (Stockholm Resilience Centre)Regime shifts are described as large, persistent changes in the structure and function of social-ecological systems, with substantive impacts on the suite of ecosystem services provided by these systems. The Regime Shifts Database provides examples of different types of regime shifts that have been documented in social-ecological systems. The database focuses specifically on regime shifts that have large impacts on ecosystem services, and therefore on human well-being.Databases, knowledge hubs and tools
Atlas of Forest and Landscape Restoration OpportunitiesThe Atlas of Forest and Landscape Restoration Opportunities, produced by the World Resources Institute’s Global Restoration Initiative, is an information management tool which aims to help stakeholders and decision makers identify opportunities for restoration.Databases, knowledge hubs and tools
The Restoration Diagnostic The Restoration Diagnostic is a structured method for determining the status of enabling conditions within a landscape being considered for restoration and for designing the requisite policies, practices, and measures needed for successful restoration. The Diagnostic was developed as part of the Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology (ROAM) by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).Databases, knowledge hubs and tools
The Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology (ROAM)The Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology (ROAM), produced by IUCN and the World Resources Institute (WRI), provides a flexible and affordable framework for countries to rapidly identify and analyse areas that are primed for forest landscape restoration (FLR) and to identify specific priority areas at a national or sub-national level.Databases, knowledge hubs and tools
EcoAgricultural Partners The Eco agriculture Partners website has a ‘Resources’ page which includes publications (reports, discussion papers, case studies and policy briefs) and tools (guides and manuals, curricula, worksheets). Resources and publications pages of organisation websites
CommonlandCommonland provides a small library of publications as well as links to ten ‘expert libraries’ that have compiled a large collection of articles, country reports, maps, books, guidelines and videos related to landscape restoration.Resources and publications pages of organisation websites
Rewilding EuropeRewilding Europe publishes and makes available through its website its publications, including practical guides (e.g. on natural grazing practices), scientific reports (e.g. a review of wildlife comeback in Europe), species publications (e.g. on Aurochs) and factsheets (e.g. Bison action plan).Resources and publications pages of organisation websites
Global Partnership on Forest and Landscape RestorationThe Global Partnership on Forest and Landscape Restoration (GPFLR) is a proactive global network that unites governments, organizations, academic/research institutes, communities and individuals under a common goal: to restore the world’s lost and degraded forests and their surrounding landscapes. The Resources page of the GPFLR website makes available a wide range of publications to support practitioners in the field.Resources and publications pages of organisation websites
Conservation CorridorConservation Corridor aims to bridge the science and practice of conservation corridors by providing up-to-date findings from science that will inform applied conservation, and highlighting new innovations in applied conservation with the goal of guiding the direction of applied science toward management needs. The Corridor Toolbox provides links to relevant tools, programmes, technical papers, methods and web resources.Resources and publications pages of organisation websites
‘Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration’ seriesWorking with the Society for Ecological Restoration, Island Press produces the ‘Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration’ series covering a wide range of topics from the general (Project Planning and Management for Ecological Restoration; Human dimensions of ecological restoration) to the specific (Restoring neighbourhood streams; Tidal marsh restoration).Journals and book series
Restoration Ecology JournalThe Society for Ecological Restoration publishes the peer-reviewed journal Restoration Ecology, which highlights the results of restoration projects worldwide as well as conceptual advances and new perspectives in the field. Journals and book series
Ecological Management and Restoration JournalThis journal aims to bridge the gap between the ecologist's perspective and field manager's experience.Journals and book series
Ecological Restoration JournalEcological Restoration is a forum for people advancing the science and practice of restoration ecology. It features the technical and biological aspects of restoring landscapes, as well as collaborations between those working on restoration and the design professions, land-use policy, the role of education, and more.Journals and book series
Journal of Applied EcologyIn 2015 the Journal of Applied Ecology compiled a Virtual Issue on 20 key papers, published in the journal over the previous three years, specifically aimed at improving our ability to predict and manage restoration outcomes and overcome adoption barriers to ecosystem restoration.Journals and book series
Peatland GatewayPeatland Gateway is an information hub to restoration case studies, international organisations, links and more resources from across the globe. Developed by the Peatland Programme of the IUCN UK National Committee.Databases, knowledge hubs and tools
Dam removal map (Europe)An interactive map of dams that have been removed in EuropeDatabases, knowledge hubs and tools
Restoration Opportunities Optimisation Tool (ROOT)ROOT is a tool to perform optimization and tradeoff analysis. It uses information about potential impact of restoration or management change activities together with spatial prioritization or serviceshed maps to identify key areas for ecosystem service provision. Multi-objective analysis allows users to consider how to best manage tradeoffs between different project goals.Database, knowledge hubs and tools
Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) – Resources and Publications databaseThe database contains a wide variety of resources and publications related to ecological restoration. Aims to serve as the principal clearinghouse for information and tools to support the work of researchers, practitioners, land managers, educators, students, and anyone else interested in restoration.Database, knowledge hubs and tools
OMREG – A database of completed habitat creation schemes and other adaptation projectsA database of shoreline adaptation and habitat creation and restoration projects that have been designed and carried out with the aim of making coastlines more sustainable, to maintain crucial wetlands and to enhance marine biodiversity. Database, knowledge hubs and tools
European dam removal case studiesA selection of short case studies concerning removal of dams and wiers from European riversDatabases, knowledge hubs and tools
SER Projects databaseA searchable database of restoration projects from around the world intended to serve as a resource for practitioners, researchers, educators, students, and the general public.Database, knowledge hubs and tools

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