Over the last decades biodiversity has declined sharply due to land-use intensification, urban development and climate change. In addition to biodiversity loss, intensive land use has resulted in soil subsidence, eutrophication, land, water and air-pollution and increased greenhouse gas emissions. Key to improvement lies in increasing the sustainability of current activities, implying a transformation to a form of land use that leads to biodiversity restoration, halts soil degradation, maintains profitable business operations for landowners and creates an inspiring landscape for citizens.
Landscape transitions can only be achieved via a close collaboration of scientists, landowners (nature managers and farmers), citizens and other stakeholders, with the aim to apply interventions in the landscape that are effective to restore biodiversity and essential ecosystem functions and services, including rewilding.
- TerraNova White Paper 1: Policy Recommendations for Sustainable Landscape Management Strategies
- TerraNova White Paper 2: An Explorative Opinion Paper: 'Why do we Need Stakeholders' Engagement in Knowledge Production: TerraNova's Vision on Landscape Transformation'