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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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Looking to help restore the natural world? Here’s your guide.
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New grants support conservation and restoration of marine habitats
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Kenya’s wetlands: a financing challenge
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Opinion: Why care about Nitrogen and Ecosystem Restoration?
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Society for Ecological Restoration
When it Comes To Restoring The Natural World, Each One Of Us Can Make a Difference
By Luiz Moraes, Co-Chair, SER2021, The 9th World Conference on Ecological Restoration Founded over three decades ago, the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) advances the science, practice, and…
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Turning the tide on deforestation – challenges and opportunities
Mette Løyche Wilkie, Chair of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests and Director, Forestry Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations; and Malgorzata Buszko-Briggs, Senior…