Justin Jonson is a current Board member of the Society of Ecological Restoration Australasia (SERA) chapter, a neutral, independent, non-profit organisation that aims to continuously improve knowledge on, and lift the standards for Ecological Restoration in this part of the world.
Through the restoration of ecosystems, nature can continue to provide ecosystem services that are essential for all life on the planet. This includes daily necessities such as food, medicine, water cycling & filtration, oxygen production and carbon sequestration among others, but they also include protection from extreme weather conditions and natural hazards, as well as benefits received through aesthetic values, leisure and recreation.
We believe that the restoration of native ecosystems – in particular on degraded and nutrient-poor lands – can make a significant contribution to the long term sustainability of production landscapes. Ecosystem restoration has the capacity to:
- sequester carbon from the atmosphere
- mitigate weather anomalies due to climate change
- abate ongoing loss of arable land to salinity
- protect, conserve and rebuild soil
- preserve and enhance biological diversity
We are on the front line contributing to Gondwana Link, whose broad vision is to achieve:
“Reconnected country, from the wet forests of the far south west to the woodland and mallee bordering the Nullarbor, in which ecosystem function and biodiversity are restored and maintained.” (GondwanaLink.org)