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Ecosystem restoration is the process of halting and overturning degradation, resulting in cleaner air and water, extreme weather mitigation, better human health, and recovered biodiversity, including improved pollination of plants. Restoration encompasses a wide continuum of practices, from reforestation to re-wetting peatlands and coral rehabilitation. [1]

Community action projects[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Video[edit | edit source]

What is ecological restoration?
Author: MortonArboretum, Sep 6, 2018

News and comment[edit | edit source]

2021

Just 3% of world’s ecosystems remain intact, study suggests, Apr 15 [2]

Ecosytem restoration and climate emergency[edit | edit source]

Actions that prevent, halt and reverse degradation are necessary to meet the Paris Agreement target of keeping global temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius. Investments in agriculture, mangrove protection and water management will help adapt to climate change, with benefits around four times the original investment.

Ecosytem restoration and ecological emergency[edit | edit source]

Restoration, if combined with stopping further conversion of natural ecosystems, may help avoid 60 percent of expected biodiversity extinctions.

Ecosytem restoration and food security[edit | edit source]

Agroforestry alone has the potential to increase food security for 1.3 billion people.

Ecosytem restoration and SDGs[edit | edit source]

It contributes to the realization of multiple Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including health, clean water, and peace and security, and to the objectives of the three ‘Rio Conventions’ on Climate, Biodiversity, and Desertification. It can be highly efficient in producing multiple economic, social and ecological benefits concurrently.

Events[edit | edit source]

Local Ecosystem Restoration Community Action Projects[edit | edit source]

The Kaipatiki Project, Auckland - Potawot forest restoration, California - Arcata Marsh saltwater marshes, California - Permaculture Demonstration Center in San Andres Huayapam, Mexico - Long Beach Greenbelt - Elephant Nature Park in Thailand

See also[edit | edit source]

local information can be found, or shared, via our many location pages


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External links[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia: Restoration ecology, Ecosynthesis

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Press release, unep.org
  2. The Guardian