SER Launches the SER Member Directory

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SER Announces the Launch of the Member Directory SER is pleased to announce the launch of SER's brand new Member Directory! The Member Directory is a member-only benefit which gives members access to a dynamic online community focused on ecological restoration.  About The Member Directory    The Member Directory gives members access to a number of exciting functio... read more

SER Publishes Information Notes for Convention on Biological Diversity COP11

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The Society for Ecological Restoration, in collaboration with our global partners, has published three Information Notes for the upcoming meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in India. The 11th meeting of the Conference of the to the Convention on Biological Diversity will be held in Hyderabad, India October 8-19 2012. We expect that these documents will provide the fo... read more

SER Announces Release of "Ecological Restoration for Protected Areas: Principles, Guidelines and Best Practices"

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The Society for Ecological Restoration announced the release of “Ecological Restoration for Protected Areas: Principles, Guidelines and Best Practices” at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, Korea, on September 7, 2012.  This is the latest volume in the IUCN’s Best Practice Protected Area Guidelines series, recognized as a source of leading-edge guid... read more

SER Board Member Highlight: Linking Agriculture, Ecology & Management

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Steve Whisenant, Chair of the SER Board of Directors, recently began and new chapter of his life in South Sudan. Check out SER's Board Member Highlight on this exciting new chapter in his life. Board Member Highlights are a unique opportunity for the Society to highlight the continuing commitment of the members of SER's board of directors to their environmental pursuits and the field of ecologi... 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

NEW SER Book: Tidal Marsh Restoration- A Synthesis of Science and Practice

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Tidal Marsh Restoration by Charles T. Roman and David M. Burdick is the latest title in the SER-Island Press book series The Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration. The book provides the scientific foundation and practical guidance necessary for coastal zone stewards to initiate salt marsh tidal restoration programs. Compiling a synthesizes and interpretation of the current state of kno... read more

SER, SCB, and ASM, Offer their Expertise to Move Mexican Wolf Recovery Forward

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SER, along with the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) and the American Society of Mammalogists (ASM), sent a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on June 20th offering their expertise to the recovery of the highly endangered Mexican Wolf (Canis lupus baileyi). Current recovery efforts are still being guided by a plan from 1982, and the three scientific societies are urging the... read more

SER, SCB, and ASM, Offer their Expertise to Move Mexican Wolf Recovery Forward

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SER, along with the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) and the American Society of Mammalogists (ASM), sent a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on June 20th offering their expertise to the recovery of the highly endangered Mexican Wolf (Canis lupus baileyi). Current recovery efforts are still being guided by a plan from 1982, and the three scientific societies are urging the FWS ... read more

Nature and Its Role in the Transition to a Green Economy: A Contribution to Rio +20

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This contribution to the Rio+20 agenda from The Economics of Ecosystems & Biodiversity (TEEB), and reviewed and contributed to by Sasha Alexander and James Aronson from SER, highlights the role of nature in the transition towards a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication. read more

SER Assists Ramsar on Understanding the Benefits of Wetland Restoration

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The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands asked SER’s Program Director, Sasha Alexander, to partner with the Society of Wetland Scientists on a paper (or “Briefing Note” in Convention Parlance) describing the potential benefits of wetland restoration. This Briefing Note, entitled The Benefits of Wetland Restoration, is now available on Ramsar’s website. It provides brief wetland... read more