Restoration and rehabilitation cases in agricultural landscapes

Examples occur along the full spectrum from restoration programs (where agricultural lands are being restored to local indigenous ecosystems to program) to rehabilitation and mitigation (to improve biodiversity values and protect ecosystems from harm). In between these two ends of the spectrum lie projects that integrate nature conservation into a farming landscape.

Note: Some of the following examples also include a mix of the three categories as part of an integrated whole.

Restoration for biodiversity / ecosystem services only

Restoration - integrated into agricultural landscape

Rehabilitation - retaining agricultural use

Photo: Donahys Corridor, Atherton Tablelands, linking Crater Lakes National Park and Wooroonooran National Park, Queensland (Photo TREAT).