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 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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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