Why seeds for trees matter in ecosystem restoration efforts in Burkina Faso
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Vinceti, B.; Elias, M. (2016) COP13 Blog Series - Why seeds for trees matter in ecosystem restoration efforts in Burkina Faso. [Blog post] Rome (Italy): Bioversity International. Published 23 November 2016.
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The Aichi Biodiversity Targets agreed in Nagoya in 2012 included restoring 15% of the world’s degraded ecosystems by 2020 (Target 15). Subsequent assessments have led to estimates that for terrestrial ecosystems, this 15% means restoring a staggering 350 million hectares – and requires billions of tons of tree seed and trillions of seedlings. In this second blog in the CBD COP13 Forest and Landscape Restoration Blog Series, Bioversity International partner, Dr Moussa Ouédraogo, Director of the National Tree Seed Centre, Burkina Faso, outlines longstanding efforts to supply quality seeds for restoration initiatives and the challenges they are facing.