Tag Archives: ecosystem services

Shifting restoration’s mindset away from the ‘Garden of Eden’

There has been a recent recommendation to set restoration baselines as pre-degradation ecological communities. However this is a nostalgic aspiration, akin to restoring the ‘Garden of Eden’. It is unrealistic, expensive and does not acknowledge ecosystem change. Restoration should respond to the … Continue reading

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Engaging hearts and minds to reverse the biodiversity crisis

Lets us be in no doubt – we are in the midst of the greatest biodiversity crisis the world has ever seen. The rate of extinction today is greater than at any other time in the history of life on earth. … Continue reading

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