Ecological Restoration for Protected Areas

 Ecological Restoration for Protected Areas - Principled, Guidelines and Best Practices. Best Practice Protected Area Guidelines Series No. 18

Ecological Restoration for Protected Areas Photo: IUCN WCPA

This publication provides guidance for terrestrial, marine and freshwater protected area managers on the restoration of natural and associated values of protected areas. It introduces key concepts and provides advice on underlying principles and guidelines, technical best practices, and implementation processes. It includes many examples and several case studies that illustrate on-the-ground experiences with ecological restoration in and around protected areas across the globe.

To the best of our knowledge, this publication is the most comprehensive compilation of guidance and related examples of ecological restoration for protected areas produced to date. We encourage you to explore the ideas, guidance, and examples it contains as a framework for taking action, both within and outside protected areas, that re-establishes species, re-connects habitats, re-instates natural processes, recovers cultural traditions and practices and, in doing so, restores the values and benefits of protected areas for all.


Work area: 
Protected Areas
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