Biodiversity

5 places where ecosystems are being restored around the world

The ocean is getting warmer and more acidic, bleaching colorful, fish-filled coral reefs across the Seychelles. Image: Unsplash/Lucas Davies

Will Anderson

Communications Lead, Global Restoration Initiative, WRI

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Marlice Soares, 9, holds a native tree seedling planted in her family's agroforestry system in the Brazilian Amazon
In 2020 alone, the world lost 12 million hectares of tropical forests, an area of land larger than Malawi. Image: WRI
Forest in Colombia, one of 17 Latin American countries that have committed to restore a collective 50 million hectares of land, including tropical forests.
17 Latin American countries have committed to restore a collective 50 million hectares of land, including tropical forests. Image: Initiative 20x20
In Kenya's Makueni County, farmers are growing trees next to their fields in agroforestry systems.
In Kenya's Makueni County, farmers are growing trees next to their fields in agroforestry systems. Image: Peter Irungu/WRI
In Mexico, a coalition of partners is restoring the Chihuahua Desert Grasslands, working with local cattle racnhers.
The world’s grassland ecosystems are home to countless bird and plant species. Image: American Bird Conservancy/Initiative20x20
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Two people monitor the condition of a peatland canal in Riau Province, Indonesia.
More than 500,000 hectares of peatlands were destroyed in 2019 alone. Image: Pantau Gambut
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