The Ten Principles of Ecological Restoration...


Re-create ecological niches where they have been lost

In degraded ecosystems, the ecological niches that support species with specialized habitat requirements have often been lost. Re-creating these niches increases biodiversity and strengthens ecosystem stability over time. Simplified spaces increase biological complexity with successful restoration. One example of this is the decision to leave standing dead trees and fallen logs which provide habitat for many invertebrates, fungi, amphibians, mammals and birds. Fallen logs act as sponges soaking up water and contribute to a moister, more drought resistant microclimate.

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10 Principles
Ecological Restoration

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