Ecosystem restoration

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Definition of Ecosystem restoration:
Returning an ecosystem to its original state by restoring all its habitat functions.
This is the common definition for Ecosystem restoration, other definitions can be discussed in the article


An ecosystem has recovered when it contains sufficient biotic and abiotic resources to continue its development without further assistance or subsidy. It would sustain itself structurally and functionally, demonstrate resilience to normal ranges of environmental stress and disturbance, and interact with contiguous ecosystems in terms of biotic and abiotic flows and cultural interactions.


What is the difference between rehabilitation and restoration
Society for Ecological Restoration AUSTRALASIA
UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre

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