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Cover description: Genilma dos Santos Silva, of the BioFlora nursery in Piracicaba-SP, Brazil, transplants seedlings of Myroxylon peruiferum (Fabaceae) for high-diversity restoration plantings for different projects connected with the Atlantic Forest Restoration Pact. This nursery produces approximately 5 million tree seedlings per year of about 200 indigenous species. One Brazilian state law requires forest restoration projects to include at least 80 species of indigenous trees, so as to accelerate the recovery of biodiversity. Promoting high tree diversity in early stages of forest restoration is an example of “leak plugging” as described in Aronson et al. (in press; DOI 10.1111/1755-263X.12021). Photo: Pedro H.S. Brancalion, 2010.