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

Tidal Marsh Restoration

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Edited by Charles T. Roman and David M. Burdick Tidal Marsh Restoration provides the scientific foundation and practical guidance necessary for coastal zone stewards to initiate salt marsh tidal restoration programs. The book compiles, synthesizes, and interprets the current state of knowledge on the science and practice of salt marsh restoration, bringing together leaders across a range ... read more

Texas: Reforesting The Lost Pines: 4 Million Trees To Be Planted Over Five Years To Repair Fire Scar

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Whether the 33,000-acre fire scar in the Lost Pines will become a pine forest again remains an open question, and the answer rests largely on whether landowners decide to participate in the most ambitious reforestation effort Central Texas has seen. Putting the forest right again will require millions of dollars, millions of pine seedlings, years of planting - and perhaps most important, cooper... read more

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

Ecological Restoration for Protected Areas: Principles, Guidelines and Best Practices

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Nature and Its Role in the Transition to a Green Economy

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