Ecological restoration involves the renewal of degraded or entirely destroyed ecological systems. It usually entails the re-instatement of lost species or lost physical conditions to an ecological community. In essence ecological restoration means adding something back to an ecosystem.
It is seen as a recent conservation management tool in addition to the work required to protect existing and largely intact indigenous ecosystems. That said, actions required to protect biodiversity such as animal pest and weed control, fencing, legal protection and raising awareness are often lumped with and regarded as core components of restoration ecology.
Some case studies are provided here of ecological restoration in New Zealand:
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This page last updated on 26 Sep 2012