Working hard for restoration

CIPSEM alumna Dr. Adejoke Olukemi Akinyele was hosting the “Forest and Landscape Restoration (FLR)” side event at the XXV IUFRO World Congress in Curitiba, Brazil.

In this 11-episode series, you’ll have the chance to follow the “Forest Landscape Restoration Implementation: Progress on the Ground” side-event hosted October 1st, 2019 at the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) XXV World Congress in Curitiba, Brazil. The side-event is a milestone in the IUFRO-led forest landscape restoration (FLR) snapshot analysis, a project that aims at an independent scientific exploration of efforts contributing to forest landscape restoration (FLR) in selected landscapes in nine Bonn Challenge countries, three each in Africa, Asia and Latin America. This project is generously funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.

Open minds for open source tools

On January 24th the course participated in a joint lecture/exercise with the students of the International Master Course on “Tropical Forestry” and got hands on information about free open-source solutions for environmental monitoring, developed by the Forest Monitoring and Assessment Team of the FAO. After a general overview about the topic by Mr. Marcelo Rezende, an alumno of the aforementioned Master programme and now land use forestry specialist at the FAO, the exercise focused on the use of “Collect Earth”, a tool that enables data collection through Google Earth. In conjunction with Google Earth, Bing Maps and Google Earth Engine, users can analyze high and very high resolution satellite imagery for a wide variety of purposes.

photos by André Lindner