Restoration may refer to:

Conservation, ecology, and environment

  • Assisted natural regeneration (ANR), protection and preservation of natural tree seedlings in forested areas
  • Conservation biology practices to restore biodiversity and ecosystem function
  • Environmental remediation, action to improve the environment or prevent further degradation, generally based on assessment of health and ecological risks, and subject to regulatory requirements
  • Environmental restoration, a process in which a damaged natural resource is renewed
  • Island restoration, the ecological restoration of islands
  • Reforestation, natural or intentional restocking of existing forests and woodlands that have been depleted, usually through deforestation
    • Afforestation, the process of establishing a forest of stand of trees in an area where there was no forest
  • Restoration ecology, the return of a landscape, ecosystem, or other ecological entity to a predefined historical state; the practice of renewing and restoring degraded, damaged, or destroyed ecosystems and habitats in the environment by active human intervention and action
  • Stream restoration, activities that improve the environmental health of a river or stream

Cultural heritage



  • The European Restoration, the return of many monarchies after Napoleon's defeat in 1814 (also often using the French equivalent term Restauration)
  • In Spanish history



  • Circuit restoration, in telecommunications, action taken to repair and return to service one or more telecommunications services
  • Data restoration (computer technology), returning data from a backup to its original location or to its successor


  • Tooth filling or dental restoration, in dentistry, the shaped replacement material for lost tooth structure
  • Foreskin restoration, in medicine, the process of expanding the skin on the penis


  • Church of God (Restoration) or "Restoration Churches"
  • Restoration (Latter Day Saints) describes the restoration of the doctrines and authority of primitive Christianity as taught by churches of the Latter Day Saint movement.
  • Restoration Branches, independent organizations that have left the Community of Christ
  • Restoration Movement, a Christian movement originating in the 19th century that seeks to restore the doctrine and practice of the early church
  • The term Restorationism is sometimes used to denote the religious motif of Christian primitivism, typified by various movements of the 19th century which sought return to the original pattern of Christianity
  • Restorationism is also used to denote the doctrine of universal reconciliation associated with Origen, revived among some nineteenth century Universalists under the name of "restorationism"
  • Victorian restoration, the widespread refurbishment and rebuilding of Church of England churches that took place during the 19th century reign of Queen Victoria.

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