The inherent dynamic interconnections between the Earth’s land systems, climate and human societies mean that efforts to address land degradation and restore landscapes have multiplicative positive benefits. The social returns of taking action on restoration at a global level are estimated at US$ 5 for every $ 1 invested in restoring degraded land. These facts represent both an excellent investment opportunity for both developed and developing countries. Reversing land degradation and halting deforestation through restoration is possible.
New Regional Director of Fisheries and the Blue Economy of Menabe, Tsiry Niaina Randrenjarivelo (yellow hat), participated in a USDA Forest Service-supported planting and monitoring of mangrove seedlings in the region. Photo credit: USDA Forest Service Johnnah Ranariniaina