Restoring natural capital: science, business, and practice

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How can environmental degradation be stopped? How can it be reversed? And how can the damage already done be repaired? The authors of this volume argue that a two-pronged approach is needed: reducing demand for ecosystem goods and services and better management of them, coupled with an increase in supply through environmental restoration. Restoring Natural Capital brings together economists and ecologists, theoreticians, practitioners, policy makers, and scientists from the developed and developing worlds to consider the costs and benefits of repairing ecosystem goods and services in natural and socioecological systems. It examines the business and practice of restoring natural capital, and seeks to establish common ground between economists and ecologists with respect to the restoration of degraded ecosystems and landscapes and the still broader task of restoring natural capital. The book focuses on developing strategies that can achieve the best outcomes in the shortest amount of time as it:  • considers conceptual and theoretical issues from both an economic
and ecological perspective
• examines specific strategies to foster the restoration of natural
capital and offers a synthesis and a vision of the way forward  Nineteen case studies from around the world illustrate challenges and achievements in setting targets, refining approaches to finding and implementing restoration projects, and using restoration of natural capital as an economic opportunity. Throughout, contributors make the case that the restoration of natural capital requires close collaboration among scientists from across disciplines as well as local people, and when successfully executed represents a practical, realistic, and essential tool for achieving lasting sustainable development.

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Experiences and Lessons
Restoring Forage Grass to Support the Pastoral Economy of Arid Patagonia
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מידע על המחבר (2007)

Professor Dr Jelte van Andel is Professor of Plant Ecology at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. He has long-term research experience in the mechanisms of vegetation succession and in reviewing the applicability of ecological concepts and theories. His editorial work covers the broad field of plant biology and ecology.

Dr James Aronson is a member of the Restoration Ecology Group, Centre for Functional and Evolutionary Ecology, CNRS, Montpellier, France. Since 2002 he has also been Editor of the Book Series, "Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration "of the Society for Ecological Restoration International and Island Press.

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