Ecosystem restoration: a public health intervention

Martin F. Breed, Adam T. Cross, Kiri Wallace, Keith Bradby, Emily Flies, Neva Goodwin, Menna Jones, Laura Orlando, Chris Skelly, Philip Weinstein, James Aronson

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We are seemingly locked into a downward spiral of ecological degradation, biodiversity loss, and a climate emergency. Ecological restoration aims to improve the ecological trajectory of degraded ecosystems. Ecosystem declines threaten human health. Dramatic changes in human behavior and government policy are essential, but will only occur through a profound paradigm shift explicitly linking human and ecological health. We outline the case for ecological restoration as a ‘public health intervention’, and provide an action plan that enables the required paradigm shift.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-271
Number of pages3
Issue number3
Early online date23 Jun 2020
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2021


  • Ecosystem Restoration
  • Public Health
  • climate change


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