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Principles for ecosystem restoration to guide the United Nations Decade 2021–2030


Ten principles for ecosystem restoration to maximize net gain for native biodiversity, ecosystem health and integrity, and human health and well-being, across all biomes, sectors and regions. Developed as part of the UN Decade for Ecosystem Restoration. See also the Standards of Practice to guide ecosystem restoration.


Guidance type/project stage

  • General
  • Governance
  • Implementation
  • Ecosystem management
  • Monitoring and assessment
  • Planning
  • Ecosystem restoration
  • Principles and standards


  • Any ecosystem

Challenges addressed

  • Any challenges
  • Biodiversity

Source | FAO, SER & IUCN

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