This is an old article, from 2005. I found it when I was searching the business section of the Earth Trends website. It has great examples of how local communities benefit when they are allowed to manage the natural resources on which they depend.
How is this restoration? According to this article, habitat managed by the communities that depend on it tends to be in better shape. So either the land stays in good shape or gets to be in better shape because the villagers want to keep using the resources in that habitat.