Ecosystems which have been damaged by human presence do not have to remain degraded. Through certain activities, they can gradually be restored to their previous state, or a similar equivalent.
Ecosystems are restored when:
- They are actively restored (e.g. by replanting native trees, repairing natural flood defences, and re-introducing native species to speed up recovery); or
- They are allowed to regenerate naturally (e.g. by protecting degraded areas from further human interference and managing wild fire risks).
This Positive Pursuit encompasses any action which achieves such an outcome.