• Brazil's Atlantic Forest Restoration Pact

    Status: Underway

  • Colombia

    Status: Underway

  • Costa Rica

    Status: Underway

  • El Salvador

    Status: Underway

  • Ethiopia

    Status: Underway

  • Guatemala

    Status: Underway

  • Kenya

    Status: Underway

  • Malawi

    Status: Complete

  • Rwanda

    Status: Underway

  • Uganda

    Status: Underway

  • Uruguay

    Status: Planned

Finding places to start restoration 

Global analysis has found more than two billion hectares of land across the planet that could benefit from restoration. What do these opportunities look like at the landscape level? Where should countries, organizations, and individuals interested in restoration begin to work?

To help answer these questions, institutions interested in restoring land, many of them Bonn Challenge contributing countries, are undertaking large assessments of restoration opportunity. Recently IUCN and the World Resources Institute produced the Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology (ROAM) as a contribution to the Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration. ROAM provides a flexible and affordable framework approach for countries to rapidly identify and analyse forest landscape restoration potential and locate specific areas of opportunity at a national or sub-national level.

A restoration assessment can provide support to institutions seeking to move forward with developing restoration programmes and landscape-level strategies. Any institution that manages land can commit to the Bonn Challenge and begin restoration work. An assessment can inform the size and nature of a Bonn Challenge contribution or it can help as a first step in implementing a commitment. Explore the map above to see where restoration assessments are on-going, planned or completed.  A high-quality assessment is the first step on the road to restoration.