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Passive restoration can be an effective strategy: a reply to Prach and del Moral (2015)
- Zahawi, Rakan A., Reid, J. Leighton, Holl, Karen D.
- Restoration ecology 2015 v.23 no.4 pp. 347-348
- ecological restoration, economic costs, planning, social capital
- We agree with Prach and del Moral that passive recovery is often a desirable and effective restoration strategy. Passive and various active restoration approaches need to be weighed on a case‐by‐case basis and depend on the goals, relative rates of recovery desired, and various social and financial costs implicit in each option. That said, we stress that passive restoration has a unique set of challenges and costs, which we highlighted in our original article and briefly reiterate here.