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 will build capacity for restoration, including by setting up 100 demonstration sites by 2020 that restore degraded areas, provide training, and communicate teh 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: 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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