Restoration has become a major conservation activity worldwide. This is especially true in New Zealand where communities, landowners and government agencies have massively increased their attention to restoring biodiversity to the landscape now that so much of it has been destroyed. Restoration means many things to many people as the term is also applied to antique furniture, art work or buildings. But just as you would restore an historic building to its original splendour, one can also attempt to restore biological communities.
There are several kinds of restoration:
Additional information is provided about eco-sourcing, gardening with native plants and if you want to get involved in restoration there is a tool to locate a group near you.
For more information about restoration see also:
- Network plant training modules
- Queen Elizabeth II Trust - Restoration guide
- Lake Ecosystem Restoration New Zealand - projects to restore indigenous biodiversity in lakes
- Protecting and restoring our natural heritage - a practical guide by Mark Davis and Colin Meurk
- Guidelines to the development and monitoring of ecological restoration programmes by Ian Atkinson
- Society for Ecological Restoration (SER)
- New Zealand Native Forest Restoration Trust
- Sanctuaries of New Zealand
- NZ Trust for Conservation Volunteers