April 22, 2022 | By:

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, Professor of Restoration Ecology, University of Montana’s W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation


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.
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