Assisted Natural Regeneration (ANR):
This website was developed by the UN’s Food & Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) to disseminate the results of their work on ANR. This site describes ANR and its cost efficiency, explains usual ANR activities, contains a number of useful publications about ANR, and provides basic information about a recent ANR project in the Philippines.
Co’s Digital Flora of the Philippines
The Co’s Digital Flora of the Philippines is a checklist of Philippine native vascular plants. The website mainly includes thousands of plant photographs of the late botanist Leonard L Co.
Collaborative Partnership on Forests:
The Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) is a voluntary arrangement among 14 international organizations and secretariats—i.e., CIFOR, FAO, ITTO, IUFRO, CBD, FEF, UNCCD, UNFF, UNFCCC, UNDP, UNEP, ICRAF, WB, and IUCN—with substantial programs on forests. This website includes a downloadable database of funding sources for sustainable forest management, a discussion forum and newsletter on funding issues, as well as useful tips on preparing grant application.
Discover Life is an online encyclopedia of life with over a million species pages, many with photos, information, and links to more info on other sites.
Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau
The Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB) is the principal research agency of the Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). The ERDB website contains two series of publications which could be useful for Rainforestation practitioners, including DENR Recommends, and Research Information Series on Ecosystems
Forest Restoration Research Unit:
The Forest Restoration Research Unit (FORRU) at Chiang Mai University has adapted the framework species method to conduct forest restoration in northern Thailand and surrounding regions. The site contains many useful resources including links for downloading two excellent reference books: How to Plant a Forest: The Principles and Practice of Restoring a Tropical Forest (2006) and Research for Restoring Tropical Forest Ecosystems: A Practical Guide (2008). FORRU also recently published a new manual Restoring Tropical Forests, which consolidates information from earlier publications.
Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration
The Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration (GPFLR) is a network of 25 governments and international and non-governmental organizations—including CARE International, CBD, CIFOR, FAO, ICRAF, IUCN, IUFRO, ITTO, UNFF, UNEP, World Bank, WWF—that have joined together to promote forest landscape restoration. The website includes a wide variety of documents on the subject, links for relevant news and events, and a discussion platform.
Mongabay.com is a website that provides extensive news coverage on tropical rainforest conservation and development.
Society for Ecological Restoration
The Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the science and practice of ecological restoration around the world. SER’s conferences, publications, online resources, and regional chapters, provide its members and supporters with opportunities to be actively engaged in ecological restoration; SER boasts approximately 2,000 registered members and more than 11,000 supporters in 56 countries. Examples of SER’s online resources include the Global Restoration Network, Indigenous Peoples’ Restoration Network, RESTORE (a weekly e-bulletin available to members only), and SERNews (a quarterly e-newsletter available to members only).
Tropical Native Species Reforestation Information Clearinghouse
The Tropical Native Species Reforestation Information Clearinghouse (TRIC)is a database created by ELTI which provides summaries of publications, projects, and species propagation information from tropical Asia, Latin America, and elsewhere. The database contains hundreds of entries that can be searched by resources types, subjects, countries, geographic regions, and ecosystem types.