About the EcoHealth Network

Ecological restoration is a process of fostering a diverse and resilient eco-social assemblage of flora, fauna and soils, with the goal of improving human health and wellbeing. The goal of the EcoHealth Network (EHN) is to foster a rapid increase in the amount and the effectiveness of ecological restoration throughout the world. We encourage restoration activities using native species and local traditional knowledge.

Combining social, economic, and ecological perspectives, the EcoHealth Network will primarily focus on two related knowledge gaps: soil responses to restoration; and the relationships between ecosystem health and human health.

Many different forms of restorative actions are being investigated and tried across the world. To strengthen and broaden the impact of these actions, and to speed adoption of restorative practices globally, EHN is creating an interactive network of long-term sites that will address key gaps in science, education, and outreach. Combining social, economic, and ecological perspectives, EHN will focus especially on two related knowledge gaps: 1) soil responses to restoration; and 2) the relationships between ecosystem health and human health.