Community Organizing Toolkit on Ecosystem Restoration
IUCN UNEP FAO
Ecosystem degradation has reached the far corners of our planet from our precious rainforests to our priceless reefs. Irresponsible human activities have caused and exacerbated our climate crisis and ecosystem degradation, forcing us to cope with biodiversity loss, habitat destruction, dramatic weather events, and more. A recent UN report found that more than 75% of the earth's terrestrial areas are substantially degraded. This has had a huge impact on biodiversity, human health, and economic well-being. But there is hope. Individuals around the world are rallying around our planet and searching for solutions to our biggest environmental impacts.
IUCN has put together the "Community Organizing Toolkit on Ecosystem Restoration" to equip change-makers with the tools, knowledge, and resources necessary to restore ecosystems back to productive and healthy spaces. This toolkit shows the importance of community organizing, offers some potential aspects of a project, presents successful examples of community-organized restoration and then guides to a wealth of tools including online and financial resources.
It is important to note that this toolkit is for everyone, from the individual looking to restore their backyard or block, to the existing nonprofit looking to make lasting change in their region. Whatever the needs or obstacles may be, the restoration journey, or the ultimate goals, this toolkit will help to take action.
The toolkit can be downloaded at https://www.iucn.org/sites/default/files/2022-09/iucn_community_organiz…
Last updated 1 February 2023