Ecological Restoration: The process of assisting the recovery of an
ecosystem that has been degraded, damaged, or destroyed.

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Voting for SER's 2018 Board of Directors election is now open. There are 12 open positions. Voting is open to current SER members.


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 new Database launched

SER is thrilled to announce the launch of the RRC, a database of restoration projects and publications from around the world.

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SER now offers the world’s first certification for ecological restoration. We are currently accepting applications through March 16, 2018. Apply online to join more than 160 certified restoration practitioners!

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Our Mission

SER advances the science, practice and policy of ecological restoration to sustain biodiversity, improve resilience in a changing climate, and re-establish an ecologically healthy relationship between nature and culture.

Our Vision

Ecological restoration becomes a fundamental component of conservation and sustainable development programs throughout the world by virtue of its inherent capacity to provide people with the opportunity to not only repair ecological damage, but also improve the human condition.

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SER Spotlight

SER 2017 World Conference

SER hosted its seventh biennial World Conference in Foz do Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil from 27 August to 1 September 2017 in partnership with the Brazilian Society for Ecological Restoration (SOBRE) and the Ibero-American & Caribbean Society for Ecological Restoration (SIACRE). The conference drew more than 1,000 delegates from the around the world and delivered a powerful message: Stop ecological degradation and restore ecosystems.  Now is the time to fulfill the promise of ecological restoration.

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