The United Nations has set a target to restore 15 per cent of the world's degraded 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 will build capacity for restoration, including by setting up 100 demonstration sites that restore degraded areas, provide training, and communicate the value of adopting a science-based approach to ecological restoration. Demonstration sites will span a broad range of ecosystems, including tropical rainforests, temperate woodlands, grasslands, Mediterranean scrub, beaches and wetlands.
Locations of ERA restoration partners and sites.
The ERA is coordinated by Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI).
Home page images: Barney Wilczak
Logo: Benjamin Taylor
26 August 2016
The 3rd public symposium of the Ecological Restoration Alliance of Botanic Gardens (ERA) will take place at Instituto de Ecologia, Xalapa, Mexico on 29th November 2016. The symposium will be followed by a field trip to cloud forest restoration sites and a business meeting of the ERA.
21 March 2016
On International Day of Forests, we celebrate the contribution of BGCI and botanic gardens to forest restoration. Last week we held a training course on forest restoration at Brackenhurst Botanic Garden in Kenya.
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