Imagine a map that shows where nature is healing. Thomas Crowther, an ecologist at ETH Zurich, launched Restor, a mapping tool that shows where people in the world are restoring ecosystems and allowing threatened wildlife to thrive. Crowther told Vox that we should be angry about climate change and the destruction of ecosystems. “But without optimism, that outrage goes nowhere,” he said. Examples of people restoring land give us all something to root for, and now there’s a spot to find a whole bunch of them – tens of thousands, actually. From grasslands in Illinois to a former cattle ranch in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, Restor is documenting the healing of our natural world. “We’ve never known where all the conservation and restoration is happening on our planet. It’s the first time we can begin to visualize a global restoration movement,” Crowther said.

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