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Stay informed with the latest news and opportunities for engagement at SER2023.

  • September 30, 2023
    SER2023 Final Outcomes
    The final day of SER2023’s in person component in Darwin brought forth several significant outcomes and exciting announcements. Following an insightful morning plenary featuring Marina Best and Fangyuan Hua discussing the vital role of restoration research in government policies, the event’s closing plenary included a Call to Action and revealed the location for SER2025. The […]
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  • September 29, 2023
    SER2023 Day 3 Outcomes
    Sera Gibson and Lalao Aigrette presented on the penultimate day of SER2023, discussing ambitious restoration initiatives; Taranaki Mounga, a project transforming New Zealand’s mountain ranges and islands, and a Madagascar mangrove restoration project. The Taranaki Mounga project, on the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island, shows how ecological restoration can empower and strengthen local communities.  Key to […]
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  • September 28, 2023
    SER2023 Day 2 Outcomes
    On the second day of SER2023, leading voices from business, policy, and Indigenous peoples discussed the essential role ecological restoration plays in corporate operations and supply chains. Day 2 Outcomes Food systems, raw materials, and global supply chains are under increasing pressure from climate change and land degradation. It is essential therefore that ecological restoration […]
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  • September 27, 2023
    SER2023 Day 1 Outcomes
    The 10th World Conference on Ecological Restoration SER2023 began today! This four-day meeting is convening 1,000 delegates from 80 countries to celebrate and restore the connection between people and nature. For the next several days, we will share brief reports of key daily outcomes. Day 1 Outcomes Indigenous leaders urge meaningful, sustained engagement of local […]
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  • September 26, 2023
    SER2023 Film Festival Program Available!
    We are thrilled to present the eagerly awaited program for the SER2023 Film Festival, showcasing an exciting lineup of groundbreaking ecological restoration films from around the world. Get ready for a cinematic journey like no other by downloading the program below and planning your unforgettable SER2023 experience. Join us tonight Thursday, 28th September 2023, at […]
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  • September 24, 2023
    Thank you to The Royal Commission for AlUla, Premium Sponsor for SER2023
    We extend our heartfelt gratitude to The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) for their generous support as a Premium Sponsor of SER2023 in Darwin, Australia. At SER2023, RCU will showcase their extensive environmental regeneration projects and share information on their transformative efforts in AlUla. Read more about their restoration work and sponsorship of SER2023: “The […]
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  • September 20, 2023
    Thank You to the G20 Global Land Initiative for supporting SER2023
    We extend our sincere gratitude to the G20 Global Land Initiative as part of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) for their generous sponsorship of the 10th World Conference on Ecological Restoration and for their support of The Ecological Restoration of Mine Sites: A Hands-on Workshop. Your contribution has been instrumental in advancing SER2023 […]
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  • September 15, 2023
    Thank you Mars: Strategist Sponsor for SER2023
    As the 10th World Conference for Ecological Restoration approaches, we want to thank Mars for their generous partnership for SER2023 as a Strategist sponsor. Their support is helping to ensure that this is the premier event for the world’s leading experts in ecological restoration. We are especially thrilled to recognize Mars as the SER Awards […]
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  • September 13, 2023
    Watch Now! The SER2023 Film Festival Trailer
    Get ready to be captivated by the magic of cinema as we unveil the much-anticipated trailer for the SER2023 Film Festival.   SER2023 Film Festival Mark your calendars for Thursday, 28th September 2023, at 6:30 pm for the first ever SER2023 Film Festival. The event will be held at the Darwin Entertainment Centre in Darwin, […]
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  • September 6, 2023
    Panel Discussion: Exploring Careers in Ecological Restoration – Finding Your Path in the Field
    Join a panel discussion exploring careers in ecological restoration, to help find your path in the field.  Day: Wednesday, 27 September Time: 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm, following the Poster Session Where: Room 5, Ballroom B Refreshments: Hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic refreshments provided As the world faces mounting environmental challenges, the need for skilled professionals […]
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  • August 31, 2023
    Award-winning media artist Grayson Cooke to exhibit at SER2023
    SER2023 welcomes the exhibition of alight the turning earth by the award-winning media artist Grayson Cooke. Born in New Zealand and based in Australia, Grayson Cooke is an interdisciplinary scholar and media artist, Associate Professor of Media at Southern Cross University. To change the course of the global future, we need not only scientists and […]
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  • August 31, 2023
    Thank You to Ecosure for Making a Difference at the 10th World Conference for Ecological Restoration
    Thank you to Ecosure for their generous sponsorship that has made the 10th World Conference for Ecological Restoration and the time-honored Make a Difference Day event possible. By supporting the conference, they help improve the quality and breadth of the conference programming and help create to formative and hands-on experiences for conference delegates. Empowering Restoration […]
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  • August 16, 2023
    Breaking Barriers in Ecological Restoration: Meet the Inspiring SER2023 Travel Grant Recipients
    We’re excited to welcome the inaugural cohort of Open Doors Travel Grant recipients to the 10th World Conference on Ecological Restoration. In May of this year, over 100 individuals applied for the new Open Doors Travel Grant, a program of SER’s Membership for All Initiative. From these applications, the Society for Ecological Restoration’s Diversity, Equity, […]
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  • August 15, 2023
    Attention Student Presenters: Submit Your Presentation to be Included SER’s Student Awards Competition
    To acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our student presenters, SER is offering the opportunity for student poster and oral presentations to be competitively judged (must be a currently enrolled student, either part-time or full time). Judges will assess presentations based on scientific content, style, organization of information, context, and written or oral delivery. […]
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  • August 13, 2023
    Traveling to Australia – Important Information for Conference Delegates
    Are you excited about attending the upcoming SER2023 conference in Australia? Before you pack your bags, there are some important travel logistics you need to take care of to ensure a smooth journey. Let’s go through the essential details you should keep in mind while planning your trip. Passport and Travel Documentation: To enter Australia, […]
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  • August 11, 2023
    Call for Volunteers! SER2023 Student Oral and Poster Presentation Judges
    Are you committed to supporting the next generation of aspiring restoration ecologists? Then take advantage of this new opportunity to serve as a volunteer judge to review student posters and oral presentations during SER2023. Your valuable insights and feedback will help guide students in refining their research, communication, and presentation skills. Sign up today!  Judging […]
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  • July 28, 2023
    Thank you to The Nature Conservancy for Sponsoring SER2023
    We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to The Nature Conservancy (TNC) for their generous sponsorship of the 10th World Conference on Ecological Restoration. Through their support, we are able to develop a high-quality and well-rounded conference program, facilitate student and professional participation, and provide formative experiences that help delegates become better restoration professionals. […]
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  • July 24, 2023
    SER2023 Plenary speakers highlight the importance of diversity and standards in restoration
    SER2023’s program will further advance our human relationship with nature by communicating how knowledge, evidence, and standards-based restoration can help maximize outcomes for people, biodiversity, and ecosystem services. (This experiential journey begins on the registration form with a prompt for prospective delegates to consider their own relationship with nature by sharing a memory, experience, or […]
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  • July 24, 2023
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    SER2023 is pleased to include “Yarning Circles” as part of the in-person conference component
    Consistent with the conference theme, Nature and People as One, SER2023 is pleased to include “Yarning Circles” (Discussion Circles) to enable an outdoor space for Indigenous and non-Indigenous conference delegates to safely share experiences and knowledge around designated themes. These discussions are intended to be Indigenous facilitated, or co-facilitated. Yarning Circles usually consider a particular […]
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  • July 20, 2023
    A Big Thank You to Stantec: Mobilizer Sponsor for SER2023
    We are immensely grateful to Stantec for their generous sponsorship, for the 10th World Conference on Ecological Restoration. Your contribution will help make this global event a tremendous success, bringing together experts, practitioners, scientists from around the world to advance the field of ecological restoration. A bit about Stantec Stantec’s commitment to environmental and ecological […]
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  • June 29, 2023
    Thank you to our Mobilizer Sponsor: World Wildlife Fund
    A big thank you to World Wildlife Fund (WWF) our Mobilizer Sponsor for SER2023! We are thrilled to have WWF at the conference to share their extensive knowledge and experience in protecting and restoring nature. Additionally, WWF is a global partner in the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, and plays an active role in managing […]
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  • June 27, 2023
    Welcoming the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration Advisory Board to SER2023
    SER is thrilled to announce an expanded partnership with the United Nations (UN) Decade on Ecosystem Restoration as part of SER2023. The UN Decade will host their annual in-person advisory board meeting in Darwin in conjunction with conference events. They will also have one day of concurrent session programming dedicated to UN Decade content, including […]
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  • June 1, 2023
    Thank you to our Mobilizer Sponsor: Heidelberg Materials
    Thank you to Heidelberg Materials for sponsoring SER2023 in Darwin, Australia. Knowledge is vital in helping Heidelberg Materials achieve successful habitat creation projects, and the SER2023 conference provides a place for people, organizations, and corporations to tap into a world of experts and detailed information.   A bit about Heidelberg Materials With more than 51,000 […]
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  • May 23, 2023
    Join the SER2023 Film Festival Review Panel
    We are preparing to host the 2023 Society of Ecological Restoration Film Festival special event on 28 September during the 10th World Conference on Ecological Restoration. This special event is designed to educate, inspire, and generate meaningful conversations about ecological restoration, conservation, and sustainability. The Film Festival will showcase a selection of films from around […]
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  • May 17, 2023
    SER2023 is proudly supported by Business Events Australia
    The 10th World Conference on Ecological Restoration in Darwin, Australia, held from the 26 to 30 September 2023, is proudly supported by Business Events Australia’s Bid Fund Program. A bit about Business Events Australia Tourism Australia’s specialist unit, Business Events Australia, delivers marketing communications, industry partnerships and a trade distribution program to raise international awareness […]
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  • May 11, 2023
    Thank you to our Mobilizer Sponsor: World Resources Institute
    Thank you to the World Resources Institute for sponsoring SER2023 in Darwin, Australia, and more importantly for their efforts in moving human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for current and future generations. A bit about World Resources Institute (WRI) WRI is a global research organization working […]
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  • May 9, 2023
    Thank You Program Committee Volunteers
    The SER Organizing Committee wishes to sincerely thank volunteers of the SER2023 Program Committee for reviewing all the proposals and abstracts received for the 10th World Conference on Ecological Restoration. Together we reviewed 123 proposals and more than 1200 abstracts. Not an easy task. We really appreciate your contributions, thorough reviews, and scoring. Your time […]
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  • May 4, 2023
    Ubirr is one of Kakadu National Park's two most famous Aboriginal rock art galleries.
    Thank You to Our Insider Sponsor: Syrinx
    Thank you to Syrinx Environmental for becoming an Insider Sponsor of SER2023! A long time supporter of the Society for Ecological Restoration and SER Australasia, Syrinx is an SER Business Member and has helped increase SER’s impact in building momentum and investment in the restoration field for over a decade.  A bit about Syrinx Syrinx […]
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  • March 23, 2023
    Field Trips: A Unique Opportunity to Learn from Local Experts
    Field trips are always one of the highlights of SER’s global conferences. They provide an opportunity to learn first-hand from local experts, offering unique insights into the area’s ecosystems, and the projects to restore them. This year, participants can choose from 11 different part, full and multi-day trips in the vast and stunning landscapes surrounding […]
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  • March 23, 2023
    Early Bird Registration Open Until May 15
    You are invited to attend the 10th World Conference on Ecological Restoration. The theme of SER2023 is focused on celebrating and restoring the connection between nature and people. The conference theme encourages us to consider our own relationship with nature and the interweaving of human and ecological well being. It inspires us to reflect on […]
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  • March 22, 2023
    The Importance of Storytelling at the SER2023 Film Festival
    Ecological restoration projects happen all around the world at diverse scales, from backyard projects to large scale restoration of mine sites. Each project has a story to tell. A story from the practitioners. A story about science. A story about culture. A story of social justice. A story from the custodians. A story of land […]
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