Guatemala's abundance of biologically significant and unique ecosystems includes a large number of endemic species, which contributes to Mesoamerica's designation as a biodiversity hotspot.
To date, more than 100 million hectares have been pledged to the Bonn Challenge; a global effort to bring 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested land into restoration by 2020 and 350 million by 2030.
Rwanda's agenda for forest landscape restoration is intertwined with its socioeconomic transformation goals as presented in the Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy and Vision 2020, providing a roadmap for forest cover increase up to 30%
Australia's landmass, of over 7.6 million square kilometres, gives it a wide variety of landscapes. Australia has tropical rainforests in the north-east, mountain ranges in the south-east, south-west and east, and dry desert in the centre.
Canada occupies much of the continent of North America, sharing land borders with the contiguous United States to the south and the US state of Alaska to the northwest.
Today, the government of Brazil committed to restoring 12 million hectares of deforested land under the Bonn Challenge, joining 38 other countries, associations and companies in the global restoration effort.
On 3 December 2016, at the thirteenth Conference of Parties (COP13) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Government of Brazil announced its restoration commitments.
José Sarney Filho, Brazil's Environment Minister, spoke about the country's ambitious restoration commitments announced at COP13. Read his entire speech here. ###
On August 26, 2016, the second meeting of the Bonn Challenge Latin America 2016 was held in Panama City. This report summarises the proceedings of the session and provides updates on the work countries are undertaking towards the Bonn Challenge.
A new report explores the results of Viet Nam’s policies on protecting and restoring forests, with a special focus on the country’s efforts to implement sustainable forestry models.