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

SER International Primer on Ecological Restoration

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Society for Ecological Restoration International  Science & Policy Working Group  (Version 2, October, 2004) (1) copyright 2004 The SER Primer is available in six languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, and Chinese. The Society thanks Christelle Fontaine and James Aronson (French); James Jackson Griffith, Elias Silva, Don Duane ... 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

Guidelines for Developing and Managing Ecological Restoration Projects

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(2nd Edition, December 2005)  copyright 2005  The SER Guidelines are available in English, Portuguese, and Italian.  Contents 1.  Preface to the Second Edition 2.  Introduction 3.  Conceptual Planning 4.  Preliminary Tasks 5.  Implementation Planning 6.  Implementation Tasks 7.  Post ... read more

Ecological Restoration – a Means of Conserving Biodiversity and Sustaining Livelihoods

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A call to action by the ecological restoration joint working group of SER International and the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management    George D. Gann & David Lamb, editors   PDF Version in English Versión PDF en Español Introduction Many of the world’s ecosystems have undergone significant degradation with negative impacts on biological ... read more

Ecological Restoration and Rare Species Management in Response to Climate Change

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Restoration Ecology Journal

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Restoration Ecology is the Society’s bi-monthly scientific and technical peer-reviewed journal published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. The journal publishes on all aspects of ecological restoration, defined as “assisting the recovery of an ecosystem that has been degraded, damaged, or destroyed” (SER Science and Policy Working Group, 2002). Restoration Ecology fosters the ... read more