Ecological Restoration: Future option or immediate need?
To: December 18, 2020 - 12:00 pm
Date: Friday, December 18, 2020
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Human activities have significantly altered three-quarters of the soils and two-thirds of the oceans on planet Earth, modifying it to such an extent that they have brought about the birth of a new era: the “Anthropocene.” Changes in land-use that bring wildlife, livestock and humans closer to each other, facilitate the spread of diseases, including new strains of viruses and bacteria.
Humans, with their productive activities, have degraded the vast majority of natural spaces and through ecological restoration it is intended to return the ecosystems affected by said activities to their original state. However, this process does not occur at the same rate as changes in ecosystems due to anthropogenic actions. This is where our conversation arises, should we think of Ecological Restoration as a task to be developed in the future or should we consider an immediate and organized route of action now?