Episode 88: Cara Nelson On The United Nations Decade On Ecosystem Restoration
Welcome to a special Earth Day episode of the Rewilding Earth Podcast!
Cara Nelson is a Professor of Restoration Ecology and the Chair of the Department of Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences at the University of Montana’s W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation and a leader of the Restoration Thematic Group of the IUCN’s Commission on Ecosystem Management. Cara has helped develop the guiding principles for the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration and she contributed to the paper, “Guiding principles for rewilding,” which appeared in Conservation Biology.
- Are the terms ecosystem and ecological restoration the same?
- The relationship between rewilding and restoration.
- Concrete accomplishments so far on the UN Decade.
- Key challenges for successful implementation of the UN Decade.
- Why principles and standards of practice are needed.
- Check out the latest issue of Biohabitats’ free publication, Leaf Litter.
- Visit the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration website
- Learn more about Biohabitats’ Beaver Creek Restoration project
- Download “Principles for Ecosystem Restoration To Guide the United Nations Decade 2021-2030“
- Read “Guiding Principles for Rewilding” at Society for Conservation Biology
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Jack started Rewilding work as Executive Director of Sky Island Alliance in the mid-1990’s, organizing the Sky Island Wildlands Network design, ripping up illegal roads on forest service lands, installing wolf acclimatization pens on Ted Turner’s Ladder Ranch & conducting howling surveys to help make way for the final stage of the Lobo reintroduction program in the Southwest.
Through the years, Jack has worked with Dave Foreman and the Rewilding Gang to further Rewilding initiatives and education.