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

SER Environmental Policies

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For more information on policies, guidelines and definitions—or if you are interested in more information about SER’s Science & Policy Working Group, please contact Jim Harris, Chair.  Click here to download as a PDF file.   Policies 1 through 9 were published in Restoration Ecology1(3): 206-207, 1993.   Protection of Ecosystems ... 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

Adoption of SER Primer's Definition of ER

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The following NGOs, academic institutions, and government agencies have adopted the SER Primer's definition of ecological restoration: Ecological restoration is the process of assisting the recovery of an ecosystem that has been degraded, damaged, or destroyed. Auckland Regional Council Bank of Natural Capital (Part of the TEEB Study) ... read more

An Introduction to Restoration Genetics

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