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Breed, MF, Cross, AT, Wallace, K, Bradby, K, Flies, E ORCID: 0000-0002-1013-0330, Goodwin, N, Jones, M ORCID: 0000-0001-7558-9022, Orlando, L, Skelly, C, Weinstein, P and Aronson, J 2020 , 'Ecosystem restoration - a public health intervention' , EcoHealth , doi: 10.1007/s10393-020-01480-1.

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Abstract

We are seemingly locked into a downward spiral of ecological degradation, biodiversity loss, and a climate emergency. Ecological restoration aims to improve the ecological trajectory of degraded ecosystems. Ecosystem declines threaten human health. Dramatic changes in human behavior and government policy are essential, but will only occur through a profound paradigm shift explicitly linking human and ecological health. We outline the case for ecological restoration as a ‘public health intervention’, and provide an action plan that enables the required paradigm shift.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Breed, MF and Cross, AT and Wallace, K and Bradby, K and Flies, E and Goodwin, N and Jones, M and Orlando, L and Skelly, C and Weinstein, P and Aronson, J
Keywords: biodiversity crisis, ecological restoration, environmental degradation, green prescriptions, planetary health, public health
Journal or Publication Title: EcoHealth
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 1612-9202
DOI / ID Number: 10.1007/s10393-020-01480-1
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