Restoration dialogues: improving the governance of ecological restoration

Benjamin J. Richardson*, Ted Lefroy

*Corresponding author for this work

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Ecological restoration activities should be conceptualized as a form of governance, as this lens best captures the multiactor, collaborative processes by which societies through governments and nonstate entities seek to achieve environmental outcomes. Successful restoration governance depends on addressing a cluster of challenges concerning optimal spatiotemporal scales, biological feasibility, sociocultural acceptability, financial viability, and institutional tractability. Changes to private law, company law, and taxation are some of the governance reforms available to tackle these challenges.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)668-673
Number of pages6
JournalRestoration Ecology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • biological feasibility
  • governance
  • institutional tractability and financial viability
  • scale
  • sociocultural acceptability


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