Connector Newsletter Issue 30

Making the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration Count

June 28, 2021

Lance Lloyd
WP Biosphere Foundation Project Officer

The UN (, the Australian Government and now fourteen prominent Australasian environmental restoration organisations are behind making the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration count.  The 14 groups recently announced the formation of a consortium to collaboratively support the recommendations of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration – with more in the process of signing up (see

The ‘Darwin Agreement’, was initiated at the SERA2021 Darwin conference (see which discussed the ongoing work in restoration in Australia.  The agreement commits the groups to promoting the goals of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, with particular focus on:

Tein McDonald and Bruce Clarkson outline some of the background to the UN initiative and activities in Australia and New Zealand which will help guide the efforts for the next decade – read their paper here:

Restoration is necessary across all of our landscapes and ecosystems.  There are many actions you can do, large and small, to help to retain ecosystems, reduce our impacts upon them and to repair ecosystems to optimise potential for humanity to revive the natural world that supports us all.

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