India: Plan To Restore Pachnada River Health

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Yamuna, the largest tributary of the Ganga river, is all set to get an "eco health" revamp in the region, courtesy UK-based Thames River Restoration Trust (TRRT) and a number of local organizations working in the field of eco-restoration of waterbodies. WWF India has also been working to help restore the lower Yamuna to benefit the people and wildlife as part of the "Thames and Ganges Twinning ... read more

Paradise Lost and Regained: Lessons from the National Parks of India

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In 1985 the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated two world heritage sites in the tiny, mountainous province of Assam in northeastern India. Yet these two parks, just 100 miles apart, and once joined by dense forest, were to experience very different fates over the following 25 years. Where Kaziranga has thrived, and its population of flagship rhin... read more

With Funding Tight, Cities are Turning to Green Infrastructure

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From Seattle to Sweden, an ever-growing number of city and regional governments are using roof gardens, specially designed wetlands, and other forms of "green infrastructure" to rein in pollution from countless diffuse sources - and to save money. “We’re at a tipping point,” says Katherine Baer of American Rivers, which is working with communities to implement green infrastruc... read more

New Jersey: Rutgers Ecology Team Works to Reintroduce American Chestnut Tree At Duke Farms.

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The American chestnut tree once thrived in the eastern half of the United States, but in the early 1900s, a fungus brought over to the United States on trees imported from Asia began infecting the American chestnut. As scientists work to develop a hybrid that is resistant to the fungus, Rutgers ecologists are playing a role in the multistate effort to reintroduce the American chestnut in the fo... read more

Dubai: New pseudo reef sunk at Jebel Ali

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Threatened marine life in UAE waters will benefit from a new artificial reef installed yesterday near a seawall off the port of Jebel Ali, said project overseers Atlantis. Large circular sections constructed from recycled plastic were lifted with great care from a crane barge into Gulf waters and will provide the foundation for relocated coral propagation to grow and multiply. Atlantis has sinc... read more

Plant Reintroduction in a Changing Climate

Posted by JOYCE MASCHINSKI AND KRISTIN E. HASKINS

Edited by Joyce Maschinski and Kristin E. Haskins Plant Reintroduction in a Changing Climate, published in 2012, presents a comprehensive review of reintroduction projects and practices, the circumstances of their successes or failures, lessons learned, and the potential role for reintroductions in preserving species threatened by climate change. The findings culminate in a set of Be... 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

Posted by STEVEN I. APFELBAUM AND ALAN HANEY

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

Introduction to Restoration Ecology

Posted by Evelyn A. Howell, John A. Harrington, and Stephen B. Glass

By Evelyn A. Howell, John A. Harrington, and Stephen B. Glass Introduction to Restoration Ecology, published in 2011, provides a framework that can be used to guide restoration decisions anywhere on the globe, both now and in the future. The text is organized around a restoration process that has been tested and revised by the authors in their restoration ecology courses taught at the Un... read more