Ecological Restoration: The process of assisting the recovery of an
ecosystem that has been degraded, damaged, or destroyed.

Watch SER2019 Plenaries 

Can't make it to Cape Town? Visit our Facebook page at the time of each scheduled talk to watch our free Livestream and view archived videos. 


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Applications due October 18

SER's certification program encourages a high professional standard for those who are designing, implementing, overseeing, and monitoring restoration projects throughout the world. Apply now or between August 12-October 18.


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Become a Member

Members receive access to the tools, information, and professional network needed to support this critically important work. We offer individual memberships for all career stages and bundled memberships for businesses and organizations.

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Supporting Emerging Professionals

A batch of 27 recent are getting a jumpstart on their career, becoming Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioners-in-Training (CERPITs), thanks to a new partnership between Niagara College and SER’s CERP program.

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SER and the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, in coordination with Wiley Publishing, are excited to announce the launch of a new thematic series Restoration Ecology –– Arid Lands (RE-AL) within the journal Restoration Ecology.

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Resources + Projects 

Through its searchable databases and directories, the Restoration Resource Center (RRC) provides the restoration community with access to a wide variety of global resources, publications, and project information. 

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Our Mission

SER advances the science, practice and policy of ecological restoration to sustain biodiversity, improve resilience in a changing climate, and re-establish an ecologically healthy relationship between nature and culture.

Our Vision

Ecological restoration becomes a fundamental component of conservation and sustainable development programs throughout the world by virtue of its inherent capacity to provide people with the opportunity to not only repair ecological damage, but also improve the human condition.

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