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The Hobart Declaration on EcoHealth: Ecological restoration that supports human health


Aronson, J and Goodwin, N and Orlando, L and Wickwire, L and Bradby, K and Keesing, A and Hicks, S and Howling, G and Pulsford, I and Peden, L and Dudley, T and Flies, E and Jones, ME and Kendal, D and Witehira, C and Leith, S and Weinstein, P and Breed, M and Skelly, C and Dixon, K and Cross, A and Clarkson, B and Wallace, K and Barnett, R and Hodge, T, The Hobart Declaration on EcoHealth: Ecological restoration that supports human health, EcoHealth Network (2020) [Government or Industry Research]

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The world is witnessing global environmental degradation, displacement and undermining of Indigenous communities, accelerating climate change, and rising public health costs. Environmental degradation and public health are intrinsically linked, and need to be tackled together. Mistreatment of our environment is closely bound with a drastic rise in the allergies, immune dysfunction, infectious disease, and mental health disorders so pervasive in modern society, causing a loss of livelihood and human wellbeing across the globe and straining public health systems.

The EcoHealth Network (EHN) is a global action initiative working at the interface of ecological restoration and human health ( The Four Islands EcoHealth program has been established to work across the North and South Islands of Aotearoa/New Zealand, Tasmania, and the Australian mainland. While there are of course many other, smaller islands in Australian and Aotearoa/New Zealand territories, the Four Islands represent those where EHN projects and partners currently operate.

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Item Type:Government or Industry Research
Keywords:health, restoration, biodiversity, microbiome, nature
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Environmental rehabilitation and restoration
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Health education and promotion
UTAS Author:Flies, E (Dr Emily Flies)
UTAS Author:Jones, ME (Professor Menna Jones)
UTAS Author:Kendal, D (Dr Dave Kendal)
ID Code:141020
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2020-09-18
Last Modified:2020-09-18
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