State program for conservation and recuperation of forest cover in Espirito Santo, Brazil

This project was a part of the Espirito Santo State strategic planning for reforestation and sustainable land use. IIS role was to assess potential conflict over land between increasing demand for agricultural products and conservation and restoration efforts. This study was framed within the ‘landscape approach’, recognizing the necessity to reconcile any conservation activity with growing human needs. It gives special attention to the ‘leakage’ issue that could arise when large-scale restoration efforts displace agricultural production, thus increasing pressure for deforestation elsewhere.