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A world of potential

Global analysis has found more than two billion hectares of land that could benefit from restoration. What do these opportunities look like at the landscape level? Where should countries, organisations, and individuals interested in restoration begin? There is a growing suite of tools from which to choose to meet the need to assess and map restoration potential, identify opportunities, perform cost-benefit analyses, navigate policy and more.

The primary tool for building a forest landscape restoration programme from the ground-up is called the Restoration Opportunities Methodology Assessment (ROAM). This in-depth, step-by-step package of methods has been proven effective in assessing and laying the groundwork for numerous FLR programmes. Other tools and maps also support the FLR process in different ways.