Ecological Restoration Alliance of Botanic Gardens

Ecological Restoration Alliance of Botanic Gardens

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.

 

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Locations of ERABG restoration projects and sites .

The Alliance is coordinated by Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI).

Credits:

Home page images: Barney Wilczak

Logo: Charlie Tanner

 

The Contribution of Botanical Gardens to Ecological Restoration and Restoring Natural Capital, Public Symposium, 16th July 2014, Missouri Botanical Garden

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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Enhancing Tree Conservation and Forest Restoration in Africa

27 March 2013

BGCI has recently launched a new three year project funded by the Ashden Trust. The project will promote and facilitate the use of indigenous tree species in forest restoration projects across Africa and highlight the potential for botanic gardens to be more involved in restoration projects

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