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    Author(s): George D. Gann; Tein McDonald; Bethanie Walder; James Aronson; Cara R. Nelson; Justin Jonson; James G. Hallett; Cristina Eisenberg; Manuel R. Guariguata; Junguo Liu; Fangyuan Hua; Cristian Echeverria; Emily Gonzales; Nancy Shaw; Kris Decleer; Kingsley W. Dixon
    Date: 2019
    Source: Restoration Ecology. 27(S1): S1-S46.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Ecological restoration, when implemented effectively and sustainably, contributes to protecting biodiversity; improving human health and wellbeing; increasing food and water security; delivering goods, services, and economic prosperity; and supporting climate change mitigation, resilience, and adaptation. It is a solutions-based approach that engages communities, scientists, policymakers, and land managers to repair ecological damage and rebuild a healthier relationship between people and the rest of nature. When combined with conservation and sustainable use, ecological restoration is the link needed to move local, regional, and global environmental conditions from a state of continued degradation, to one of net positive improvement. The second edition of the International Principles and Standards for the Practice of Ecological Restoration (the Standards) presents a robust framework for restoration projects to achieve intended goals, while addressing challenges including effective design and implementation, accounting for complex ecosystem dynamics (especially in the context of climate change), and navigating trade-offs associated with land management priorities and decisions.

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    Gann, George D.; McDonald, Tein; Walder, Bethanie; Aronson, James; Nelson, Cara R.; Jonson, Justin; Hallett, James G.; Eisenberg, Cristina; Guariguata, Manuel R.; Liu, Junguo; Hua, Fangyuan; Echeverria, Cristian; Gonzales, Emily; Shaw, Nancy; Decleer, Kris; Dixon, Kingsley W. 2019. International principles and standards for the practice of ecological restoration. Restoration Ecology. 27(S1): S1-S46.

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    ecological restoration, conservation, sustainable use

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