SER Seeks Executive Director - Applications Due by Nov. 14

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The Society is seeking applications for the position of Executive Director. The successful candidate will lead the Society in promoting the science and practice of ecological restoration. Primary responsibilities for this position are fundraising, representing the Society to global partners and the public, managing day-to-day operations and supervising a small office staff, and overseeing the S... read more

China's polluted Hebei sets ecological restoration goals

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Hebei, north China's worst-polluted province, has set a string of ecological restoration goals for rivers, lakes, mines, forests and underground water. The province, which surrounds Beijing and Tianjin, will plant 530,000 hectares of forest by 2017 and raise forest coverage from 28 percent last year to 32 percent, according to a recently unveiled official plan. Published October 5, 2014 C... read more

SER Sponsors KISR International Symposium on Native Plant Production in Kuwait

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The Society is pleased to announce that along with the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) the Society for Ecological Restoration will co-sponsor The Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) International Symposium on Native Plant Production in Kuwait, November 10-13, 2014. SER Chair, Dr. Cara Nelson, SER Pacific Regional Repres... read more

Montana: Buffalo Restoration Treaty Signed by Tribes, First Nations

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Native groups from the United States and Canada signed a treaty to establish intertribal alliances to restore the American buffalo on Tribal and First Nations Reserves or co-managed lands in both countries. The Northern Tribes Buffalo Treaty was signed in Blackfeet territory in Browning, Montana. The event brought together members of the Blackfeet Nation, Blood Tribe, Siksika Nation, Piikani N... read more

SER2015 World Conference - Call for Symposia, Workshops & Training Courses

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The call for proposals for Symposia, Workshops and pre-Conference Training Courses at SER's 6th World Conference on Ecological Restoration is now open. SER2015 will be held in Manchester, England from August 23-27, 2015, with pre-Conference Training Courses taking place at Manchester Metropolitan University on Friday, August 21 and Saturday, August 22.  The Conference theme i... read more

Survey on the State of Knowledge & Practice of Ecological Restoration

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SER is looking for input from ecological restoration practitioners, scientists, and knowledge holders on the development of a new SER publication. This publication will inform and influence others about the potential of ecological restoration to address the global challenges associated with ecosystem degradation and rapid environmental change. The target audience is someone without f... read more

Save the Date for SER2015 in Manchester, England

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Join us for SER2015 - 6th World Conference on Ecological Restoration in Manchester, UK from August 23-37, 2015. The conference theme Towards Resilient Ecosystems: Restoring the Urban, the Rural and the Wild highlights the conference program focus on four key strands – science, culture, art and education – to explore the theme of resilience in urban, rural and wild co... read more

India: When Land Restoration Works Hand in Hand with Poverty Eradication

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Tugging at the root of a thorny shrub known as ‘juliflora’, which now dots the village of Chirmiyala in the Medak District of southern India’s Telangana state, a 28-year-old farmer named Ailamma Arutta tells IPS, “This is a curse that destroyed my land.” The deciduous shrub, whose scientific name is prosopis juliflora and belongs to the mesquite family, is no... read more

SER Co-Hosts the Conference on Ecological and Ecosystem Restoration

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SER joined forces with the leadership of the National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration (NCER) to host the Conference on Ecological and Ecosystem Restoration (CEER) from July 28–August 1 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The conference brought more than 650 attendees from 11 countries to the Crescent City and featured 380 oral presentations and 100 posters over four and a half days o... read more

Arizona: Tumamoc Hill, birthplace of restoration ecology

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Early in the morning, walkers huff up a steep road on Tumamoc Hill in Tucson, passing tall saguaro cacti. In season, beside white saguaro flowers, white-winged doves hoot like owls. Among rocks, javelinas root for food, bobcats hunt. Tumamoc has long been a gathering place. The first human culture there was the Cienega, dating to about 2,500 years ago, and others followed, leaving rock art, pot... read more