News & Press

New Science Director and Fellowship
July 6, 2020
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?
by Paddy Woodworth, The Irish Tines, May 21, 2020
The way we live now helps infectious diseases spill over from wild animals to humans.

Tree Deaths in Urban Settings Are Linked to Leaks from Natural Gas Pipelines Below Streets
by Phil McKenna, Inside Climate News, May 20, 2020
EHN collaborator Madeleine Scammell shows that natural gas leaks from underground pipelines are killing trees.

The plan to create 1000km continuous corridor of bushland known as 'Gondwana Link'
by Wendy Barrett, Australian Geographic, February 18, 2020
Australian Geographic spotlights Gondwana Link, an EHN hub in SW Australia.

Strategy Announced for the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration
by the UN Environment Programme and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
The strategy paper for the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030 is now available on their website. EcoHealth Network is among the initiatives mentioned that can provide information and inspiration to restoration practitioners.

Early exposure to infections doesn’t protect against allergies, but getting into nature might
by Emily Johnston Flies and Philip Weinstein, The Conversation, February 6, 2020
Exposure to disease-causing pathogens doesn’t appear to prevent allergies, as previously thought. For healthy immune function, we need exposure to a diverse range of bacteria, fungi and other microorganisms in the environment.

Could Abandoned Agricultural Lands Help Save the Planet?
by Richard Conniff, Yale Environment 360, December 10, 2019
Agriculture’s global footprint is decreasing — more land globally is now being abandoned by farming than converted to it. This, some researchers contend, presents an opportunity for ecological restoration that could help fight climate change and stem the loss of biodiversity.

Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park opens its gates to the public
by , November 15, 2019
Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park, New Zealand’s largest inland restoration project, opened its gates to the public in November 2019, marking a milestone moment for the 65-hectare showpiece project in the city of Hamilton.

Biodiverse Soil Dust Linked to Reduced Anxiety
by Sam Le Gallou, November 6, 2019
Researchers from the University of Adelaide have found new evidence of a potentially broadly-acting microbial link between the health of ecosystems and the health of people.

When Ecosystems Suffer, So Do Humans: To Heal People We Need to Heal the Planet
by Amaya Mikolic-Berrios, In These Times, September 5, 2019
In late 2017, four environmentalists came together to create the non-profit EcoHealth Network, bound by a common vision of a future where the health of people and the health of ecosystems are inextricably linked.

The Healthiest Thing You Can Do Today? Get Dirty!
by Gary Paul Nabhan, Earth Island Journal, July 24, 2019
EHN ally Gary Paul Nabhan discusses how contact with the soil enriches the gut microbiome and what that means for your health.