Community members reported a wide range of ecosystem services provided by the restored forest area, including services linked to the most critical local problems of erosion and flooding.
Fourteen out of fifteen total survey respondents reported integrity of the restored plot and recovery of native vegetation as the most relevant indicators of success. Recent monitoring has shown an increase in cover and composition of spontaneous vegetation. Seedling survival rate 18 months after planting was 60% for Tetraclinis and 90% for Pistacia.
A post-intervention report emphasised that the signature of an agreement between stakeholder groups was reported to represent their will to overcome disagreements, to trust each other, and to work together for the purpose of conserving and restoring local natural resources. The active involvement of women was reportedly sought throughout each step of the project, although many women faced restrictions as a result of their responsibility for housework and family care.