South–south cooperation for large-scale ecological restoration


Junguo Liu, Miguel Calmon, Andre Clewell, Jianguo Liu, Benjamin Denjean, Vera L. Engel, James Aronson

Journal or Book Title: Restoration Ecology

Keywords: ecological restoration, ecosystem services, natural capital, nature conservation

Volume/Issue: 25/1

Page Number(s): 27-32

Year Published: 2016


Natural capital degradation worldwide signals the growing need for larger investments in both nature conservation and ecosystem services provision and management. The role of large-scale ecological restoration is a vital part of the work that is needed. One important way to advance the science, practice, and policy on ecological restoration is to develop and promote bilateral and multilateral cooperation among and within countries. In this article, we explore prospects for south–south cooperation for large-scale ecological restoration. Emphasis is given to experience and expertise sharing, cofinancing, and codevelopment of new knowledge and know-how for more effective policy and practice worldwide, especially in developing and newly industrialized countries.

DOI: 10.1111/rec.12462

Type of Publication: Journal Article