About the Taskforce
The Forest and Landscape Restoration Standard (FLoRES) Taskforce brings together a group of international experts from government, NGO and research organisations committed to promoting quality outcomes for Forest and Landscape Restoration (FLR).
The Forest Restoration Standards Group (FLoRES) formed in September 2017 to engage the FLR community in the development of quality standards for FLR. During an initial workshop organised by WeForest with Univ. of São Paulo in Piracicaba, Brazil and a second workshop in Nairobi, Kenya hosted by ICRAF we discussed the need to operationalise the principles of FLR for all stakeholders and actors.
The idea of developing FLR standards was put aside after Nairobi in favour of the development of FLR frameworks with clearly defined operational criteria for identifying how and where FLR is taking place. Without such frameworks, the global restoration movement may fail in actually implementing FLR and in achieving its objectives and lose ground to business-as-usual approaches.
Our task is to bring about the development of frameworks and tools that will promote quality in FLR practice and outcomes.