Dead Planet, Living Planet: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Restoration for Sustainable Development : a Rapid Response Assessment
This rapid response assessment delineates case studies that have successfully implemented ecological restoration projects that range in scope from agriculture to health and waste water management. This report chronicles these projects from inception to design to application. It ultimately proposes future directions for modeling and support while continuing the efforts of the UNEP.--Publisher's description.
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INTRODUCTION ECOSYSTEM SERVICES
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CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
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