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Restoring layered geographies: ecology, society and time


Richardson, BJ, Restoring layered geographies: ecology, society and time, Griffith Law Review, 26, (2) pp. 154-177. ISSN 1038-3441 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/10383441.2017.1348437


Our planet has suffered vast ecological losses, yet the law attaches little priority to restoration of past damage and environmental history. While many jurisdictions have enacted laws for environmental restoration, such as remediation of former mines and cleanup of chemical spills, few focus on regeneration of entire landscapes and ecosystems. However, the rewilding movement and a variety of community-based initiatives are pioneering restoration projects around the world, demonstrating not only benefits to restoration governance but helping communities to become ecologically literate and compassionate about their environs. In legislating new approaches to ecological restoration, governments must embrace these social and temporal layers of our geographies. We should approach ecological restoration as a multi-faceted agenda that includes healing human culture along with healing the natural environment itself.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:ecological restoration, environmental law
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Environmental and resources law
Research Field:Environmental law
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Objective Field:Environmental policy, legislation and standards not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Richardson, BJ (Professor Benjamin Richardson)
ID Code:119244
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:7
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2017-07-28
Last Modified:2018-05-28

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