Ecological restoration and biodiversity conservation

Authored by: Justin Garson

The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Biodiversity

Print publication date:  September  2016
Online publication date:  October  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138827738
eBook ISBN: 9781315530215
Adobe ISBN: 9781315530208

10.4324/9781315530215.ch23

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Abstract

Ecological restoration is the practice of restoring ecosystems in the aftermath of damage or neglect. It is motivated by the observation that there are fewer and fewer undamaged places in the world to conserve. If we want to achieve conservation goals such as biodiversity, sustainable habitats, and the semblance of wild nature, we must deliberately construct, or reconstruct, ecosystems for that purpose.

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