The DPSIR model for Analysing the Experiences of Environmental Restoration in Xiamen, China
It is well known that the urbanization has many deleterious ecological effects. Rapid urban growth has increased the importance of restoring degraded habitats. This paper synthesizes existing information and knowledge on environmental restoration to understand the major cause and effect relationship of ecological restoration actions in Xiamen by using the DPSIR (Driving force - Pressure - State - Impact - Response) approach as the framework of analysis. Suggestions are made for further improvement in dealing with the changing conditions and requirements.