Ecosystem Restoration

Ecosystem restoration is generally understood as the practice of interfering in an ecosystem and taking specific actions to return that ecosystem to a prior state, thus restoring what was previously in existence. Efforts at restoration often occur because an environment is degraded or altered in an undesirable manner. Ecosystem restoration is a strategy used by cities to improve biodiversity and ecosystem services in areas that have been polluted or otherwise damaged.

Human activity can be to blame for ecosystem degradation or alteration. This could be in the form of deliberate alteration of an environment for a specific aim; for example, the removal of predators from an area to ensure that ranchers’ stock is not compromised. A famous instance of this type of ecosystem alteration is the ...

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