The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030) was officially adopted by the UN General Assembly on 1 March 2020. It aims to set the world on a course to massively scale up the restoration of degraded ecosystems and halt further degradation to fight the climate crisis, enhance food security and water supply, and protect biodiversity. Forests, grasslands, croplands, wetlands, savannahs, and other terrestrial to inland water ecosystems, marine and coastal ecosystems and urban environments - all of them are in dire need of some level of protection and restoration.
With more than 20 years of experience with water-associated ecosystems in Austria and Central Europe, we have to clearly emphasize the urgent need for action. The waters suffer from overlapping human influences and have lost their natural resilience in many areas due to regulation and degradation. However, we need these systems to protect our groundwater reserves, to keep our ecosystems stable and to tackle the climate crisis. Also, to overcome the economic crisis resulting from the global pandemic, approaches must be found that are sustainable and stabilize the ecosystem rather than further destabilizing it.
This incredible challenge can only be met if everyone - including governments, partners from the private sector, academia and civil society - come together to find viable, lasting solutions.
We want to make our contribution here. Restoration of aquatic ecosystems is a core field of expertise of blattfisch e.U., just like nature-based solutions for water and sediment retention or species conservation projects.
You have a project idea? You own land that could be restored to nature? Or do you simply have questions on the subject?
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