Objectives & Goals
- Improve the health of terrestrial ecosystems that have been degraded, damaged, or destroyed
- Protect and nourish soils
- Enhance, protect and maintain biological diversity
- Support the development of practical, traditional and scientific knowledge about human health and ecological sustainability
- Integrate the improvement of ecosystem health with equitable advances in human health;
- Foster the free exchange of information among people working at the intersection of public health and ecological restoration
- Respect cultural inclusion, diversity and creativity
- Build constructive relations between restoration projects and local people
- Support ecological restoration sites around the world in telling their stories
- Do no harm
- To advance the science and practice of work on the frontiers of ecological restoration.
- To link the science and practice of ecological restoration with public health, and provide scientific evidence for this interconnection.
- To foster greater public awareness of ecological restoration and the linkage between ecosystem health and public health.
- To embody cultural and ethnic diversity in our leadership, partnerships, and practices.
- To influence public policy and planning, and investment.
- To make clear why eco-health matters so much in our everyday lives and communities and mainstream this understanding.