Welcome to the European chapter of SER (SERE).
SERE is the European chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration, the global non-profit organisation for ecological restoration. We are a European-wide association, with 475 (as of February 2023) scientific and practitioner members across Europe, the Mediterranean and globally, including restoration research centres and private companies. We operate as a ‘network of networks’ in collaboration with national restoration organisations across the EU.
Our mission is to advance the science, practice, and policy of ecological restoration to sustain biodiversity, improve resilience in a changing climate, and re-establish an ecologically healthy relationship between nature and culture.
We actively promote best practices and effective restoration policy. We work to ensure that ecological restoration is recognized and utilized as a fundamental component of global conservation, biodiversity and sustainable development programs, and that projects are designed and implemented to provide people with the opportunity to repair ecological damage and improve human wellbeing. We do this through practical and policy dialogue, networking, training, guidance, quality standards, publications and alike.
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Ecological restoration becomes a fundamental component of conservation and sustainable development programs throughout the world by virtue of its inherent capacity to provide people with the opportunity to not only repair ecological damage but also improve the human condition.
SER advances the science, practice, and policy of ecological restoration to sustain biodiversity, improve resilience in a changing climate, and re-establish an ecologically healthy relationship between nature and culture.
We try to facilitate dialogue among restorationists, both scientists and practitioners, by organising conferences, workshops and training courses;
We try to provide practical advice for cost-effective restoration;
We encourage research and research networks;
We publish the international journal of Restoration Ecology;
We promote awareness of and public support for restoration and restorative management;
We contribute to public policy discussions.