Any intentional activity that initiates or accelerates the recovery of an ecosystem from a degraded state. Active restoration includes a range of human interventions aimed at influencing and accelerating natural successional processes to recover biodiversity ecosystem service provision. Passive restoration includes reliance primarily on natural process of ecological succession to restore degraded ecosystems, but may include measures to protect a site from processes that currently prevent natural recovery (e.g. protection of degraded forests from overgrazing by livestock or unintentional human-induced fire).
|Land degradation and restoration assessment, Global assessment (1st work programme)|
Any intentional activities that initiates or accelerates the recovery of an ecosystem from a degraded state.
|Africa assessment, Europe and Central Asia assessment, Asia-Pacific assessment||Decision IPBES-3/1, annex VIII|