NEW SER Series Title - Project Planning & Management for Ecological Restoration

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By John Rieger, John Stanley, and Ray Traynor Concern over climate change and the ongoing challenges of managing degraded ecosystems have made the field of ecological restoration a growing focus in the agendas of national and international conservation organizations, including the United Nations. The problems facing us are both complex and urgent, and effective solutions are needed. Pro... read more

2015 SER Awards - Call for Nominations Now Open

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The Awards Committee of the Society for Ecological Restoration is now soliciting nominations for the 2015 SER Awards, which will be presented at our 6th World Conference on Ecological Restoration (SER2015) to be held in Manchester, England from August 23-27, 2015. Nominations can be submitted by both SER members and non-members, so we encourage you to forward this announcement to other colleagu... read more

China – Brazil exchange knowledge on restoration

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SER partnered with IUCN and WRI in in the organization of the Brazil-China Learning Exchange on Forest Landscape Restoration. Last month, experts and leaders from two of the world’s biggest countries and emerging economies met in China to share knowledge on how restoration of degraded lands can be accomplished at large scale. Published November 10, 2014 Click here for more info... read more

SER2015 World Conference - Accepting Abstract Submissions

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The Society for Ecological Restoration is now accepting abstracts for oral and poster presentations at our 6th World Conference on Ecological Restoration, to be held August 23-27, 2015 in Manchester, England. We welcome abstracts addressing any aspect of restoration science, practice or policy, especially those that directly relate to the conference theme, Towards Resilient Ecosystems: Restorin... read more

Korea launches forest initiative to help countries achieve global biodiversity goals

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To assist countries in achieving the globally-agreed Aichi Biodiversity Targets, the Korea Forest Service launched the Forest Ecosystem Restoration Initiative (FERI) on 14 October 2014, in the margins of the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 12) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), being held in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, from 6 to 17 October ... read more

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