The Rainforest Rescue International Ecosystem restoration programs for mangrove and rainforests systems encourage the use of assisted natural regeneration methods for creating natural climax forests. Designing for structure and function and using the native climax forests and their plant communities as guides for the restored Analog forest systems.
In this manner climax forest species can be introduced into systems that have been long degraded, thus overcoming the time that natural regeneration will take.
By managing local variables such as shade, soil quality and moisture levels, Analog foresters can encourage plant viability and growth.
Ecosystems are considered threatened if they are small or shrinking, if life-support systems like soil are being lost or if crucial processes such as predator-prey relationships are being disrupted. As almost all of the globes terrestrial ecosystems are under threat.
Analog forestry provides us an opportunity to fight the rising tides of extinctions and threatened systems.