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There has never been a more urgent need to restore damaged ecosystems than now.

Ecosystems support all life on Earth. The healthier our ecosystems are, the healthier the planet - and its people. The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration aims to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems on every continent and in every ocean. It can help to end poverty, combat climate change and prevent a mass extinction. It will only succeed if everyone plays a part. Find out more about ecosystems and the UN Decade, and join the global movement to restore our world.

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UN Environment Programme
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UN Environment Programme
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UN Environment Programme
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UN Environment Programme
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UN Environment Programme
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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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