15 ways how you can contribute to the Biodiversity Offsets Blog

I don’t know why I usu­ally find myself read­ing the likes of those lists and instruc­tions “10 things to know…”, “3 rea­sons for…” or “100 places to visit…”, even though I have seen them so many times before. The rea­son maybe is that in the infor­ma­tion over­load we are fac­ing every day it is more com­fort­able to have things pre­sented well-structured and sorted out — eas­ily acces­si­ble and under­stand­able at first glance.

CollaborationNow, I tend to explain things rather in detail (you trap me doing it right now!). And so I have found myself writ­ing the same things over and over again, aim­ing for peo­ple to get involved into the Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets Blog. This has resulted in looong one-on-one emails and messages.

Instead, whom I actu­ally want to reach is YOU as you are read­ing this. If you are inter­ested in bio­di­ver­sity off­sets (I bet you are, because you are here!), I would kindly ask you to have a look at the 15 ways how you can con­tribute to the Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets Blog and choose whichever may be most appro­pri­ate or appeal­ing to you. And before you ask, I promise to cover in another post how you could ben­e­fit from this plat­form (“15 things you can expect from the Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets Blog”) 😉

Here we go — 15 ways how you can con­tribute to the Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets Blogs

  1. Become listed as an expert.
  2. Sub­scribe to the blog and receive noti­fi­ca­tions of all updates.
  3. Com­ment on posts and share your views and experience.
  4. Take part in the open dis­cus­sion plat­form: ask ques­tions, share your views and experience.
  5. Respond to the cur­rent poll(s).
  6. Present (your) research projects related to bio­di­ver­sity offsets.
  7. Con­tribute on-the-ground exam­ples of bio­di­ver­sity offsets.
  8. Explain bio­di­ver­sity off­set poli­cies and schemes in dif­fer­ent countries.
  9. Help to build the young researchers and PhD net­work by con­tribut­ing PhD the­ses, stu­dent work and related coursework.
  10. Announce any news or events on bio­di­ver­sity offsets.
  11. Share (your) pub­li­ca­tions, pre­sen­ta­tions or web­sites related to bio­di­ver­sity offsets.
  12. Have your say on the PROs and CONs of bio­di­ver­sity off­sets and thus found an informed debate.
  13. Become author on the Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets Blog and write on any of the things above or what­ever you have to say regard­ing bio­di­ver­sity offsets.
  14. Visit the Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets Blog reg­u­larly to have off­set­ting news from all over the world.
  15. Rec­om­mend the Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets Blog to oth­ers to grow the network.


15 ways how you can contribute to the Biodiversity Offsets Blog — 5 Comments

  1. OK, here we go.. I am inter­ested in exam­ples of off­sets, either designed, imple­mented or where goals have been achieved, that involved cur­ren­cies and account­ing at a fine level of detail. By that I mean not based only on high level sur­ro­gates, but try­ing to bal­ance losses and gains by mea­sur­ing indi­vid­ual com­po­nents, e.g., species level (and sim­i­lar scale) attrib­utes of the affected biodiversity.


    Lau­rence Barea — New Zealand Depart­ment of Conservation.

    • Lau­rence, thanks for your com­ment seek­ing for detailed loss-gain cal­cu­la­tions in bio­di­ver­sity off­set design. I think the ques­tion towards this leads is cru­cial: what is an appro­pri­ate level of abstrac­tion for deter­min­ing and mea­sur­ing impacts and com­pen­sa­tion benefits?

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  4. Hi Mar­i­anne,
    You have done a big job and it’s chal­lenge for your tomor­row and later with this inter­na­tional bio­di­ver­sity com­mu­nity. I sur­veyed on vis­i­tors in this site from each countries,..ummm.. can you tell me about your tar­get in final 2015? For my participation(absolutely, I’m happy to join) what’s a spe­cial issue you want to know or want to dis­trib­ute here from con­text in Thai­land bio­di­ver­sity and off­set­ting of it?

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