Ecological Restoration – a Means of Conserving Biodiversity and Sustaining Livelihoods

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A call to action by the ecological restoration joint working group of SER International and the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management    George D. Gann & David Lamb, editors   PDF Version in English Versión PDF en Español Introduction Many of the world's ecosystems have undergone significant degradation with negative impacts on biological div... read more

Ecological Restoration and Rare Species Management in Response to Climate Change

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EcoTrust Report: Oregon’s Restoration Economy: Investing in Natural Assets for the Benefits of Communities and Salmon.

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Ecotrust released data on August 23rd that demonstrates how watershed and fish habitat restoration in Oregon creates jobs. Ecotrust found that restoration projects generated $977.5 million in economic activity and as many as 6,483 jobs between 2001 and 2010. A recent national study published in Marine Policy analyzing job creation and other economic impacts from NOAA restoration projects found ... read more

Opportunities for Integrating Ecological Restoration & Biological Conservation within the Ecosystem Approach

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Ecological Restoration as a Tool for Reversing Ecosystem Fragmentation

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Ecological Restoration – A Global Strategy for Mitigating Climate Change

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SER Position Statement The overwhelming scientific consensus is that global climate change is a real and immediate threat that requires action.  Defined as an intentional activity that initiates or accelerates the recovery of an ecosystem with respect to its functions, integrity, and sustainability, ecological restoration is one of many tools that can help mitigate climate change.  &... read more

Restoring Natural Capital: Science, Business, and Practice

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Edited by James Aronson, Suzanne J Milton, and James N Blignaut Restoring Natural Capital, published in 2007, brings together economists, ecologists, theoreticians, practitioners, policy makers, and scientists from the developed and developing worlds to consider the costs and benefits of repairing ecosystem goods and services in natural and socio-ecological systems. It examines the busine... read more

Foundations of Restoration Ecology

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Edited by Donald A. Falk, Margaret A. Palmer, and Joy B. Zedler Foundations of Restoration Ecology, published in 2006, is an important milestone in the field, bringing together leading ecologists to bridge the gap between theory and practice by translating elements of ecological theory and current research themes into a scientific framework for the field of restoration ecology. Each chapter ad... read more

The Restoring Ecological Health to Your Land Workbook

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By Steven Apfelbaum and Alan Haney The Restoring Ecological Health to Your Land Workbook, published in 2011, is the companion workbook to Steven Apfelbaum’s Restoring Ecological Health to Your Land. This workbook describes more fully the planning tools and techniques outlined in the book and offers a wealth of specific resources, including worksheets and spreadsheets to help you de... read more

SER International Collaboration

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SER-IUCN:  Partnership for Ecological Restoration Worldwide In March 2003, a team from SER International traveled to Taman Negara, Malaysia, to meet with members of the World Conservation Union's (IUCN) Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM).  The purpose of this meeting was to determine how our two organizations can work together to benefit restoration efforts... read more