Restoring degraded landscapes is complicated; it presents complex ecological, social and economic challenges for conservationists, communities and policymakers alike. Although some aspects of how to restore landscapes are well understood, there remains much that we still do not know.
Harnessing expertise from the Cambridge Conservation Initiative, the ELP is helping to overcome barriers to landscape-scale restoration in Europe by funding collaborative projects which are building capacity and developing new knowledge, tools and evidence.
The ELP’s positioning within the Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) provides it with a unique opportunity to draw on the expertise, experience, networks and data of CCI’s partner organisations to address some of these issues. In order to improve our understanding and overcome some of the barriers to landscape-scale restoration across Europe, the Programme is supporting a range of projects. The knowledge and tools they generate will enable practitioners to improve the effectiveness of landscape restoration activities.