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The ReNo network has consolidated knowledge on ecological restoration work in the Nordic region and facilitated exchange of this knowledge within and between the Nordic countries. Scientific papers, reports on the status of restoration, guidebooks on restoration, and analyses of ecological restoration in the area have been published as a result of the network. Ecosystem degradation is a problem in all the Nordic countries, but varies in nature, severity and scale between the countries. In order to counteract present and past ecological degradation, all the Nordic countries emphasise ecological restoration, but to various degrees. Ecological restoration has the potential to make a critical contribution for the benefit of the global environment and human living conditions. The ReNo network recommends that this important activity should be prioritized in Nordic environmental policy.For restoration of rivers and streams guidelines published by the European Centre for River Restoration are available (ECRR). ... In Finland, where the major restoration activity concerns restoration of forests and peatland, guidebooks for forest ... published by the EU, but there are also many national collections of guidelines (e.g. Nilsson, 2007, Degerman 2008). The Norwegian Defense Estates Agency has published a manual for ecological restoration on land managed by theanbsp;...

Author:Guðmundur Halldórsson, Guðmundur Halldórsson, Ása L. Aradóttir, Anna Maria Fosaa, Dagmar Hagen, Christer Nilsson, Karsten Raulund-Rasmussen, Astrid Brekke Skrindo, Kristín Svavarsdóttir and Anne Tolvanen, Nordic Council of Ministers
Publisher:Nordic Council of Ministers - 2012-11-20


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