RESTORE: Films from the frontiers of hope

Watch this documentary series to learn about these flagships, as our planet’s top ten places that offer hope for the future – and the people at the forefront of #GenerationRestoration.

We are experiencing a dangerous decline in nature. But there are glimmers of hope: watch this documentary series to explore ten places where nature is making a comeback.

In December 2022, the United Nations recognized 10 ground-breaking efforts from around the globe for their role in restoring the natural world as part of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. Together, the 10 flagships aim to restore more than 68 million hectares and create nearly 15 million jobs.

The World Restoration Flagships seek to honor the best examples of large-scale and long-term ecosystem restoration – the most ambitious, promising, and inspirational examples of making peace with nature across 23 countries and all ecosystems.

Of particular note, the Abu Dhabi Marine Restoration Project, which aims to safeguard the world’s second-largest dugong population by restoring seagrass meadows, as well as coral reefs and mangroves, along the Gulf coast.

Abu Dhabi wants to ensure its coastal ecosystems are resilient in the face of global warming and rapid coastal development in what is already one of the world’s warmest seas. Some 7,500 hectares of coastal areas have already been restored with another 4,500 hectares under restoration for 2030.

Get inspired and join #GenerationRestorationNew episodes arrive every Monday:

27 February RESTORE: The Dry Corridor Central American Dry Corridor
06 March RESTORE: The Sinking Shore Building with Nature Indonesia
13 March RESTORE: Ancient Wisdom Shan-Shui Initiative
20 March RESTORE: A River Back to Life Namami Gange
27 March RESTORE: Big Ocean States Small Island Developing States Flagship
3 April RESTORE: The Climate Frontier Restoration of Coastal Ecosystems Abu Dhabi
10 April RESTORE: The Golden Steppe Altyn Dala Initiative
17 April RESTORE: The Forgotten Forest Trinational Atlantic Forest Pact
24 April RESTORE: The Mighty Mountains Multi-country Mountain Flagship
01 May RESTORE: The Great Green Wall Great Green Wall