Ecological Restoration: A Means of Conserving Biodiversity and Sustaining Livelihoods

Society for Ecological Restoration and IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management

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This paper was produced by a joint working group of the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) and the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management. The primary motivation for this paper has been to establish a joint rationale for both organizations as to why ecological restoration is a critical tool for biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. Much of this document was derived from the SER International Primer on Ecological Restoration (SER 2002 & 2004). The paper has been also been written to further the Principles of the Ecosystem Approach as endorsed by the Convention on Biological Diversity.

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Society for Ecological Restoration