Ecological Restoration Alliance of Botanic Gardens

Projects and sites

Botanic Garden Meise

Conservation and restoration of Katangan copper flora (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Since 2007, the Botanic Garden Meise is involved in a unique conservation project, involving ecosystem reconstruction (e.g. topsoil transfer), species translocations, and the development of ex situ collections in Belgium and in DR Congo (University of Lubumbashi).

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New York Botanical Garden, The

The Thain Family Forest Program

The Thain Family Forest is a 20 ha old growth, urban forest in the heart of the New York Botanical Garden and is the largest remnant of forest that once covered much of New York City. In 2008, the garden created a comprehensive program of research, education, and ecological restoration.

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Morton Arboretum, The

Maintenance and restoration of natural areas and woodland habitats in Northern Illinois

The Morton Arboretum is the site of numerous restoration projects. This includes the restoration of a 40 hectare tallgrass prairie and savanna and 280 hectares of oak woodland.

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Botanic Garden Meise

Rescuing critically endangered species in Belgium

Botanic Garden Meise is restoring semi-natural grassland habitats in Southern Belgium.

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Chicago Botanic Garden

Restoring McDonald Woods

Chicago Botanic Garden is restoring a remnant oak woodland within the grounds of the garden.

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Jardín Botánico Francisco Javier Clavijero

Cloud Forest Restoration Project in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico

This project aims to understand the ecological processes and actions that may accelerate the recovery of a cloud forest, and to inform the public about the long and complex process behind the restoration of a peri-urban cloud forest from an abandoned pasture.

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Jardin Botanico Regional de Cadereyta - Ing. Manuel Gonzalez de Cosio

Ecological and agroforestry approaches to restoration in urban degraded areas in Queretaro, Mexico

This project aims to restore relicts of natural habitat surrounded by urban areas.

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Brackenhurst Botanic Garden

Forest Restoration in the East African Uplands

Brackenhurst Botanic Garden’s restoration of upland forest near Nairobi has become a model for East African habitat restoration initiatives.

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Eden Project, The

Ecological Restoration of a china clay quarry

Eden Project’s research and practice extends beyond the question of species propagation and re-introduction to focus on the question of the environmental conditions that exist, and the barriers that have to be overcome for successful habitat recovery to take place.

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Royal Botanic Garden

Community-Based Rangeland Rehabilitation, Jordan

Climate change, overgrazing, desertification and a rapidly expanding population in Jordan are combining to create huge imbalances between food security and natural resource management.

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