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, with the objective of sharing their skills, resources and plant materials to scale up restoration activities around the world.
The Alliance has set an ambitious goal to restore 100 degraded ecosystems 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 ERABG restoration projects and sites .
The Alliance is coordinated by Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI).
Home page images: Barney Wilczak
Logo: Charlie Tanner
17 August 2014
Restoration experts from botanic gardens around the world came together in Missouri Botanical Garden, 16-18th July 2014, to describe their current contributions to restoration, and promote the role of botanic gardens in ecological restoration.
23 June 2014
The Ecological Restoration Alliance of Botanic Gardens (ERA) is pleased to share the agenda for the upcoming public symposium at Missouri Botanical Garden.
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