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Restoring biodiversity and natural ecosystem processes at a landscape scale is a complex business. Understanding and accommodating the needs and interests of diverse stakeholders, consideration of varied and fragmented tenure types, and the need for relevant scientific evidence to support policy change, are just some of the challenges to the development of new initiatives. By providing funding to support the work needed to build alliances, understand systems, prepare plans and draft funding proposals, the Programme is catalyzing the development of exciting, innovative new landscape restoration projects across Europe.

From the wetlands of Iceland that were drained for agriculture, to the Azov-Black Sea ecological corridor where development has degraded terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, the potential exists to restore biodiversity and ecosystem processes to benefit people and nature.