Global wildfires vs ecosystem restoration

We are sure you have been following the news with growing dismay about the forest fires around the world. California has featured heavily in the news. We are receiving alarming reports from our camps. Last week camp Farm of the Future in Brazil reported that 70% of the campsite has been devastated by a wildfire. This week we learned that
the people at Camp Hotlum in California are being evacuated, including our own John Liu
who has been at this camp for the past few months. The camps in Australia are also preparing for another fire season. We feel certain that the entire ERC community is
ready to contribute towards stopping these fires.

Our friendly suggestions to the United Nations

The United Nations are about to start on a decade of Ecosystem Restoration. We have ofcourse welcomed this decision, and we have offered the partnership of Ecosystem Restoration Camps worldwide to join in the effort. The United Nations published a draft strategy for the decade and asked for public comment. We, with help from the …

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Ecosystem Services and Planetary Health in Camp Via Organica

From February 21 to March 1, 2020, about 20 people, mainly from Mexico and North America, gathered at the Via Organica Ranch near San Miguel de Allende in Guanajuato, Mexico for an Ecosystem Restoration Camp. During the 10-day camp we learned about many of the regenerative agriculture systems in place on this 11-hectare ranch and …

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Ecosystem health and preventing future pandemics

What is a zoonotic pandemic? Risk factors for zoonotic emergence Zoonoses rely on close contact between human beings and non-human animals in order to emerge. Fundamentally, an increase in the frequency and proximity of encounters leads to an increased risk of transmission (9,10). Often though, the specific interactions are complex and depend on a variety …

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Learn. Dig. Plant. Restore. Repeat.

From January 27 to February 7, 2020, Camp Altiplano welcomed 10 diverse, enthusiastic people from six countries for a two-week ecosystem restoration experience at La Junquera farm in Murcia, Spain. The course was organised by Silvia Quarta, the new Altiplano camp coordinator, in partnership with La Junquera, Regeneration Academy, and Alvelal, a local regenerative farmers …

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