WELCOME TO THE SOCIETY FOR ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION AUSTRALASIA (SERA)
SERA does not itself engage in restoration projects;
its mission supports that of SER:
"to promote ecological restoration
as a means of sustaining the diversity
of life on Earth and re-establishing an ecologically healthy relationship
between nature and culture."
While the field of ecological restoration is relatively specific in its objectives, a number of different stakeholders execute its practice. Broadly speaking, there are four main piers of stakeholders who contribute to these ends:
- Public and Land managers (agencies at the Federal, State and Local levels of government)
- Industry (Mining, Private Firms)
- Academia/Research (Universities, Government Bodies)
- Community (NGO's, Community Groups, Private Individuals)
These are the piers that form the foundations of practical outcomes - i.e. the sectors who contribute to outcomes or actually execute restoration.
Whether one works within one pier or another, insights gained from
the experience of practice and investigation all help to improve
our understanding of how to restore degraded ecosystems. SERA aims
to facilitate cross disciplinary communication between these piers
of activity to provide a unified voice of common principles of practice.
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