Ecological restoration must be held to more robust standards, says Interdisciplinary Team of Scholars

May 7, 2015 - Today a new article published online in Science calls on parties to global agreements, such as the United Nations' New York Declaration on Forests, to take up a set of holistic guiding principles for restoration projects. "An unprecedented number of recent commitments have been made to restoration at very large scales, but there is no global campaign or clear guidance to ensure success. The worry is that shortcuts, sufficient for achieving only limited goals, will be used to meet restoration targets,” explained Eric Higgs, an environmental scientist at the University of Victoria and co-author of the paper."

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