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State of Ecological Restoration in Norway
2022, May 10 @ 18:00 - 19:15Free
Dagmar Hagen, Astrid Skrindo, and Berit Köhler – Norwegian Institute for Nature Research NINA
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This is the 5th of the webinar series by SER Europe in 2022 – A SER Europe member will lecture us on the State of Ecological Restoration on her/his Country, followed by a Q&A and a conclusion on best practices and further research+innovation networking.
Restoration is a new activity in Norway, compared to more populated areas of Europe. During the last decade a number of small, and some few larger, restoration projects have been implemented, and in 2015 the first National Plan for Wetland Restoration was launched. The national commitments for climate change mitigation have been a driver for restoration, as well as the pressure on natural habitats and species. In January 2021, The Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) and Norwegian Environmental Agency organized the National Kick-off conference for the UN Decade, and the interest for ecosystem restoration is increasing among politicians, managers, scientists and the public.
The Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) is Norway’s leading institution for applied ecological research, including ecosystem restoration. NINA is experienced in both applied research in ecological restoration, and in carrying out restoration programmes. Ecosystem restoration is a broad topic, and involves a range of sciences, actors and professions. The majority of NINA restoration projects is therefore multidisciplinary in nature, biologists and ecologists working together with social scientists and economists. Our researchers also work in collaboration with managers, landowners, authorities, local user groups, industry and contractors. More on the restoration activity in NINA can be found at Restoration Ecology (nina.no)
NINA has been strongly involved in the, by now, largest restoration project in Norway, transforming a 165 km2 large military area into a National Park. This remarkable project is also nominated as the Norwegian candidate for National Flagship for the Restoration Decade. More information, publications, pictures and films from this project can be found at Hjerkinn military training area (nina.no).
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