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Definition(s)

The return of an ecosystem to its original community structure, natural complement of species, and natural functions. (Source: EEA)

Hierarchy

Alternative labels:
ecological restoration
ecosystem rehabilitation
habitat restoration
restoration of habitat
revitalisation
rewilding

In other languages

French
restauration des écosystèmes
Russian
восстановление экосистем
Spanish
restauración del ecosistema
Arabic
إصلاح النظام الإيكولوجي

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with ecosystem restoration

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with ecosystem restoration. This includes official treaty texts, decisions, recommendations, and other related informational documents such as publications, annuals, meetings, documents or reports.
World Heritage Convention
United Nations Environment Assembly
Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol

Multimedia

Ecosystem Services