Case Studies

CASE STUDIES are a vital part of the GRN Database that will include both successes and failures alike. Academics and practitioners are invited to submit information on restoration projects from around the world.
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Project Name:
Provide a descriptive name for the case study including the geographic location.

Executive Summary
Provide a short narrative to identify the project and a brief "take home message." Please include:
  1. name of the case study including geographic location;
  2. the ecological and social context;
  3. the goals and a brief description of the project;
  4. outcome of the work and lessons learned.

Biome
Tundra
Taiga

Temperate Forest
Mediterranean

Tropical Forest
Grassland/Savanna

Desert/Arid Land
Freshwater

Coastal/Marine
Other/Mixed


Ecosystem
Coastal, Dune & Upland
Coniferous Temperate Forest

Coniferous Tropical Forest
Coral Reef, Seagrass & Shellfish Beds

Deciduous Temperate Forest
Estuaries, Marshes, & Mangroves

Freshwater Ponds & Lakes
Freshwater Rivers & Steams

Freshwater Wetlands
Mixed Temperate Forest

Moist Broadleaf Tropical Forest
Montane Grassland

Oceanic
Seasonal Broadleaf Tropical Forest

Temperate Grassland
Tropical Grassland

Other/Mixed


Original Ecosystem Description
What was the original ecosystem, before the disturbance that requires or required restoration? Describe the specific ecosystem(s) within each major group and the geographic location. Provide climatic information, such as total rainfall and its seasonal distribution, average maximum temperature in the warmest month and average minimum temperature in the coldest month.

Geographic Region
North America
Caribbean

Latin America
Europe

Asia
Africa

Middle East
Australia & New Zealand

Pacific Ocean
Indian Ocean

Atlantic Ocean
World


Country or Territory
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
American Samoa

Angola
Antarctica
Antigua & Barbuda
Argentina

Aruba
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan

Bahamas
Bahrain
Baker Island
Bangladesh

Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize

Benin
Bermuda
Bhutan
Bolivia

Bosnia
Botswana
Bouvet Island
Brazil

Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burma
Burundi

Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Cape Verde

Cayman Islands
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile

China
Christmas Island
Clipperton Island
Cocos (Keeling) Island

Colombia
Congo
Cook Islands
Coral Sea Islands

Costa Rica
Cote d'Ivoire
Croatia
Cuba

Cyprus
Czech Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Denmark

Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador

Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea

Estonia
Ethiopia
Falkland Islands
Fiji

Finland
France
French Guiana
French Polynesia

Gabon
Galapagos Islands
Gambia
Germany

Ghana
Greece
Greenland
Grenada

Guadeloupe
Guam
Guatemala
Guinea

Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Hawaii

Honduras
Howland Island
Hungary
Iceland

India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq

Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica

Japan
Jarvis Island
Johnston Atoll
Jordan

Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kingman Reef
Kiribati

Korea
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos

Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia

Libya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxemburg

Macedonia
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia

Mali
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania

Mauritius
Mexico
Micronesia
Midway Islands

Moldova
Mongolia
Morocco
Mozambique

Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands

New Caledonia
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger

Nigeria
Niue
Norfolk Island
Northern Mariana Islands

Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Palau

Palestine
Palmyra Atoll
Panama
Papua New Guinea

Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Pitcairn Islands

Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar

Romania
Russia
Rwanda
Saint Helena

Samoa
Sao Tome & Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal

Serbia & Montenegro
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovakia

Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa

Spain
Sri Lanka
St. Kitts & Nevis
St. Lucia

St. Vincent & Grenedines
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland

Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
Taiwan

Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo

Tokelau
Tonga
Trinidad & Tobago
Tromelin Island (FR)

Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Turks & Caicos Islands

Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom
United States of America
Uruguay
Uzbekistan

Vanuatu
Venezuela
Vietnam
Virgin Islands (UK)

Virgin Islands (USA)
Wake Island
Wallis & Futuna
Western Sahara

Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe


Area Covered
Area covered should be a number, i.e. 120
Area Units
Area units should be the unit, i.e. Hectares/Acres or Kilometers/Miles.

Pre Disturbance Condition of the Ecosystem
Describe the structure, biodiversity, and functions of the ecosystem and any measures that might be used to evaluate restoration success.

Primary Cause of Degradation
Deforestation
Agriculture & Livestock

Extractive Industries
Fisheries & Aquaculture

Infrastructure Disturbances
Invasive Species

Climate Change
Fragmentation

Contaminants
Other


Causes and Degree of Degradation
Describe the cause(s) and degree of degradation, damage or destruction and its effect on ecosystem structure, biodiversity and functions. Include a discussion of landscape scale issues such as degree of fragmentation as well as socio-economic or political changes that may have caused or been caused by the degradation.

Stakeholder Involvement
Who has an interest in the project and how significant are these interests? Who has power and who does not? How were decisions made?

Brief Project Description
Provide a brief description of the project and the individuals or institutions involved (one paragraph).

Project Goals
What was the reason for the intervention and what were the goals? Who decided on the goals and how does this relate to the stakeholders?

Description of Project Activities
Describe in detail the project so that it could be replicated elsewhere. Include mistakes made and corrections developed along the way. Also include ecological, socio-economic and political aspects of the project. Project description can be broken down into: 1) research and planning; 2) implementation; 3) education and outreach; 4) results.

Funding Amount
Funding amount should be a number, i.e. 40,000
Funding Units
Funding units should be the unit, i.e. USD or Euros.

Sources and Amounts of Funding
Provide information on project resources when available, including any funding provided as well as in-kind resources, such as volunteer labor, materials, and scientific services. Indicate who provided these resources.

Project Duration
(i.e. 8 months, 12 years)
Project Stage
Project Start Date
Project End Date
Extent of Recovery To Date
Provide quantitative and qualitative measures of ecological recovery to date and how that compares to the long term goals of the project (e.g. area restored in hectares, number of species reintroduced, wildlife use or other indicators of success).

Factors Limiting Recovery
Are there biological, physical, socio-economic or other factors limiting ecological recovery? Is there a single primary cause or multiple causes limiting recovery.

Improvements in Human Well Being
How has the restoration project contributed to the improvement in human well-being? Have there been economic benefits, improvements in quality of life, or an accrual of ecosystems goods and services?

Strategies for Long Term Management
What actions are being taken for the long-term management of the ecosystem? Have the causes of degradation been addressed or is it likely that the ecosystem will become degraded again? Is there a long-term monitoring program?

Evaluation and Major Lessons Learned
Has the project been evaluated and what are the major lessons that have been learned? How might these lessons be used in similar projects elsewhere or in other situations? How can other projects avoid making the same or similar mistakes?

References
Provide general references, contact information for primary project managers or principal investigators, and any publications that have resulted from the project including relevant urls. For any published literature, please fill out our literature submission form.

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