The United Nations has set a target to restore 15 per cent of the world's damaged ecosystems by 2020. Botanic gardens around the world have responded to the UN’s challenge by joining together to form the Ecological Restoration Alliance of Botanic Gardens (ERA), with the objective of sharing their skills, resources and plant materials to scale up restoration activities around the world.
The ERA has set an ambitious goal to restore 100 degraded sites by 2020. Ecosystems targeted for restoration include tropical rainforests, temperate woodlands, grasslands, Mediterranean scrub, beaches and wetlands. The areas to be restored are under threat and are no longer able to provide essential services and resources for sustaining human livelihoods and biodiversity.
Locations of ERA restoration projects and sites .
The Alliance is coordinated by Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI).
Home page images: Barney Wilczak
Logo: Charlie Tanner
7 April 2015
The Ecological Restoration Alliance of Botanic Gardens (ERA) and the Royal Botanic Gardens Jordan hosted a symposium on 30th March 2015, highlighting the unique expertise botanic gardens offer to restoration, and making a call for increased collaboration to scale up restoration action.
21 January 2015
The Chicago Wilderness alliance recently honored The Morton Arboretum for achieving the Excellence in Ecological Restoration accreditation.
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