Why reforestation is not a silver bullet: the role of fire in restoration

Wiebke Langer, Living Lands, explains why restoration methods must be adjusted to the local landscape context, using the example of prescribed burns in the South African Fynbos ecosystem. Reforestatio ...

“Bioregional weaving”: a solution to Europe’s most pressing problems?

A recap of the Bioregional Weaving Labs (BWL) Learning Summit, November 2023. It’s a cold, rainy day in East Germany. A diverse group of people from across Europe sit in a circle, periodically placi ...

Happy holidays from Commonland!

As we reflect on the journey of 2023, we find ourselves deeply grounded, and it’s all thanks to you. This holiday season,  we want to extend a warm and personal thank you to our incredible supp ...

Landscape finance

Revitalising Europe’s Landscapes: New Report on Financing Large-scale Nature Restoration

“Investing at landscape level requires us to look at our world through a different lens. An investment in landscape restoration is not just an investment in the environment, it is an inves ...

Commonland brings young people together for systems change workshop at Goed Geld Gala

On June 5th, the yearly Good Money Gala (Goed Geld Gala) organised by the National Postcode Lottery (NPL) took place, the biggest gathering in The Netherlands of charities and organizations working to ...

Commonland Annual Report 2022

Commonland Annual Report 2022

Our Annual Report looks back at the impact Commonland and partners made through holistic landscape restoration in 2022. In a world where one football pitch of soil is degraded every 5 seconds, exacerb ...

Debunking EU Nature Restoration Law Myths

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are voting today on a major nature restoration law that is a key arm of the EU Green Deal. This law is crucial to restoring and protecting the ecosystems that ...

Image of Commonland team receiving Dreamfund cheque from Dutch National Postcode Lottery representative

Commonland and partners receive €12 million from the National Dutch Postcode Lottery’s Dream Fund to restore 10 million hectares of land worldwide 

With support from the Dutch National Postcode Lottery’s Dream Fund (Nationale Postcode Loterij), Commonland and partners will support changemakers to scale up existing landscape restoration projects ...

Commonland chapters featured in Land Restoration book

In 2015, Willem Ferwerda, along with our colleague Dieter van Broeck and Commonland Ambassador John D.Liu, each contributed chapters to the Elsevier-published book “Land Restoration: Reclaiming La ...

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