An Overview of Public Policies and Research on Ecological Restoration in the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Durigan, G. and A.C. Galva_o de Melo

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The restoration of native vegetation in Brazil started in the 19th century with pioneering and very successful initiatives; however, the rapid increase in native biodiversity restoration occurred in the last three decades in the country has been undeniably driven by environmental legislation and its requirements and public policies, and, most recently, by ecological marketing and certification. As the scenarios and motivations changed over time, so did restoration goals, challenges, stakeholders, biomes, researches and techniques.

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