WWF supports innovative new platform to scale up restoration

Posted on 13 October 2021

Restor serves as a hub for connecting people and sharing knowledge to increase the scale and durability of restoration efforts.
WWF welcomes the launch of Restor, a science-based open data platform to connect the global restoration movement, and is proud to be a partner in this innovative platform.

Restor serves as a hub for restoration, connecting people to scientific data, supply chains, funding, and each other, to increase the scale and durability of restoration efforts. It is designed to bring transparency and knowledge sharing to support restoration and conservation activities globally.

“Comprehensive landscape restoration requires more than tree planting. Knowledge sharing and monitoring is critical to support the implementation of restoration, and the only way to assess success and to correct errors is through some form of systematic monitoring,” says Fran Price, Lead, WWF Global Forest Practice. “That’s why we’re excited to work with Restor and contribute to building a platform that can help monitor results on the ground, measure impact, and bring to light successful solutions in the field of restoration.” 

As a partner in the platform, WWF will collaborate closely with Restor to contribute research and knowledge on restoration efforts in the field, with the ultimate goal to protect and restore landscapes together, advance scientific measurability and understanding of ecosystem restoration and facilitate multi-stakeholder partnerships.

“We are delighted to be working with WWF in our joint mission to protect and restore biodiverse and resilient landscapes,” said Clara Rowe, Restor’s CEO. “The restoration of nature is an incredibly powerful way to reintroduce native species, capture carbon, and protect the land that supports all of us.”

“We’re looking forward to collaborating with Restor and partners to improve data availability and transparency for forest landscape restoration (FLR) projects globally. This innovative platform will let us see how forests are growing around the world,” says Anita Diederichsen, WWF Lead for FLR. “The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-30 provides a unique opportunity to collaborate around a single vision and grow the global restoration movement, and Restor will serve as an important Hub to do this.”

Founded by ETH Zurich’s Crowther Lab and developed in collaboration with Google, Restor is a nominee for the Royal Foundation’s Earthshot Prize and an official partner of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.
Forest Landscape Restoration HQ and nursery, Kasese, Rwenzori Mountains, Uganda.
© Simon Rawles / WWF