After decades of attempts to convince governments and businesses to stop the exploitation and degradation of nature, there is so little of it left that conservation alone cannot undo the damage that has been done. Logging, intensive agriculture and overfishing have pushed one million animal and plant species to the point where they’re hanging by a thread. Natural habitats are vanishing. Once carefully balanced ecosystems are now at the mercy of climate change. And ultimately, the disaster happening in the natural world affects humans too. It directly impacts the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we grow, the places we live in, and even exacerbates social injustices.
Nature protection alone is no longer enough to fix this. We must usher in the era of nature restoration: we need to bring nature back.