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

a window of opportunity 

Global momentum for restoration has never been greater. Your donation supports our community of researchers, practitioners, and advocates turning the promise of restoration into reality, every day. Support the Society and give today!


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 international standards

This groundbreaking publication provides a framework for guiding the development and implementation of ecological restoration projects in any ecosysten, anywhere in the world. Download now in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.


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SER now offers the world’s first certification for ecological restoration. Certification encourages a high professional standard for practitioners who are designing, implementing, overseeing, and monitoring restoration projects throughout the world.

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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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