These days, the World Conference on Ecological Restoration is taking place in Darwin, Australia. Our Restoration Ecology Working Group has a strong representation at the conference. Klára and Karel presented more general contributions about the factors that influence spontaneous succession on a global scale (Karel), and the possibilities and limitations of the use of spontaneous succession in European mining sites (Klára). During the poster session, Anička presented the Catalogue of Successional Stages SUCCESS, which is currently under construction, and Kamča presented the results of our project on the production of regional seed biomass. We wish all participants a pleasant rest of the conference.