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South–south cooperation for large‐scale ecological restoration
- Liu, Junguo, Calmon, Miguel, Clewell, Andre, Liu, Jianguo, Denjean, Benjamin, Engel, Vera L., Aronson, James
- Restoration ecology 2017 v.25 no.1 pp. 27-32
- developing countries, ecological restoration, ecosystem services, issues and policy, natural capital, natural resources conservation
- Natural capital degradation worldwide signals the growing need for larger investments in both nature conservation and ecosystem services provision and management. The role of large‐scale ecological restoration is a vital part of the work that is needed. One important way to advance the science, practice, and policy on ecological restoration is to develop and promote bilateral and multilateral cooperation among and within countries. In this article, we explore prospects for south–south cooperation for large‐scale ecological restoration. Emphasis is given to experience and expertise sharing, cofinancing, and codevelopment of new knowledge and know‐how for more effective policy and practice worldwide, especially in developing and newly industrialized countries.