Rainforest Restoration: A Guide to Principles and Practice

Mudappa, D. and T.R.S. Raman (

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This guide highlights the principles and practices for rainforest restoration that are applicable to the tropical regions of the Americas, Africa, and Asia. It defines rainforest restoration, when it is necessary, and how to prioritize areas for restoration. The guide elaborates on SER’s protocols and guidelines for setting targets and indicators of success as well as the framework species and maximum diversity methods. The guide gives an overview of the rainforest ecosystems of the Western Ghats, India highlighting the practical aspects of restoration such as nursery, site preparation, implementation and monitoring protocols. It includes a number of photographs, with before and after shots, and a glossary of key terms.

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Technical Document

Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysore