Building synergies to leverage the power
of ecological restoration

About the EcoHealth Network

We live in a world of possibilities. Ecological restoration projects exist worldwide in which people are doing heroic work to bring ecosystems back to health. But there is little connection among these sites. The EcoHealth Network is changing that. We work at the nexus of soil health, human health, and ecological restoration, where there are answers to some of the most urgent crises of our time.

Gondwana Link

The Hobart Declaration on Ecohealth

The Hobart Declaration is an outcome of the EcoHealth Network's Hobart Workshop in Tasmania, Australia, on February 18-19, 2020. Its core message is that ecological restoration activities are good for both ecosystems and people.

The coronavirus emergency has heightened our awareness of our own individual mortality, and of the vulnerability of our evidently unsustainable global and national economic system to the natural catastrophes that system is exacerbating or engendering – fire, flood, drought and now plague. If we are to learn the lessons of this disaster, we need to see nature as more than a comfort blanket to grab in the dark. We need to recognise that our health, in every sense, depends on the health of the natural world. We cannot go back to exploiting nature at current levels, and not expect further dire consequences. That means we will need to change our lives, and lifestyles, not just during lockdown, but for the future.

Read the full Irish Times Editorial

Network Hubs, Sites, and Regional Networks

Learn about our Network Hubs,Sites, and Regional Networks.

Publications

A World of Possibilities: Six Restoration Strategies to support the United Nation's Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

Six practical strategies to strengthen the effectiveness of ecological restoration in order to meet the aspirations of the UN Decade for Ecosystem Restoration. Authored by James Aronson, Neva Goodwin, and Laura Orlando (EHN Steering Committee members), Christina Eisenberg (Northwestern Plains Transboundary Region hub leader), and Adam Cross (ally at Curtin University).

Ecosystem Restoration: A Public Health Intervention

Breed et al., EcoHealth, June 2020

The authors, including EHN Steering Committee members and EHN site leaders, outline the case for ecological restoration as a public health intervention.


News & Press

New Science Director and Fellowship

We are delighted to announce that beginning on July 1, 2020, Dr. Adam Cross will be the EcoHealth Network's new Science Director. He is also the recipient of the new EcoHealth Network/Curtin University Research Fellowship in Restoration Ecology.

What if preserving ecosystems could prevent future pandemics?

The way we live now helps infectious diseases spill over from wild animals to humans. Paddy Woodworth, The Irish Times, May 21, 2020

The plan to create a 1,000 km continuous corridor of bushland known as the 'Gondwana Link'

Australian Geographic spotlights Gondwana Link, an EHN hub with multiple restoration sites.