The TBA has been invited by the WWF Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program (EFN) to design and deliver a new training course on restoring forest ecosystems for EFN grantees in Africa. This reflects the growing interest, across Africa, in restoring forests that have been degraded and fragmented.
Understanding forest ecology and the multiple uses of tropical forests is indispensable in order to manage ecosystem services sustainably in highly fragmented landscapes. While recent research has generated valuable information, this is rarely shared effectively with those who influence forest management. Therefore, there is a great need for training opportunities to help guide informed decision making about the management, use and restoration of tropical forests.