Australia could ‘green’ its degraded landscapes for just 6% of what we spend on defence

8 Oct 2021

FarmThe health of many Australian ecosystems is in steep decline. Replanting vast tracts of land with native vegetation will prevent species extinctions and help abate climate change – but which landscapes should be restored, and how much would it cost?

Our latest research sought answers to these questions. We devised a feasible plan to restore 30% of native vegetation cover across almost all degraded ecosystems on Australia’s marginal farming land.

Read the full story on The Conversation