Biodiversity a-z — online glossaries launched by UNEP

UNEP World Con­ser­va­tion Mon­i­tor­ing Cen­tre (UNEP-WCMC) has launched a new and improved A-Z of Bio­di­ver­sity. This is a clus­ter of online glos­saries about bio­di­ver­sity. Thanks to Eward Pol­lard for point­ing to this. Try it out here and find some more … Con­tinue read­ing

Is the ecosystem service concept improving impact assessment? Evidence from recent international practice — new paper by Sales Rosa and Sánchez

Josianne Clau­dia Sales Rosa and Luis E. Sánchez  have pub­lished a new paper on “Is the ecosys­tem ser­vice con­cept improv­ing impact assess­ment? Evi­dence from recent inter­na­tional prac­tice” in Envi­ron­men­tal Impact Assess­ment Review (Vol­ume 50, Jan­u­ary 2015, Pages 134–142). You can … Con­tinue read­ing

Mining and biodiversity offsets: A transparent and science-based approach to measure “no-net-loss” — new paper by Virah-Sawmy, Ebel­ing and Taplin

Malika Virah-Sawmy, Johannes Ebel­ing and Roslyn Taplin have pub­lished a new paper on “Min­ing and bio­di­ver­sity off­sets: A trans­par­ent and science-based approach to mea­sure “no-net-loss” in Jour­nal of Envi­ron­men­tal Man­age­ment (Vol­ume 143, 1 Octo­ber 2014, Pages 61–70). Read more here and … Con­tinue read­ing

Weaving Ecosystem Services into Impact Assessment — a report by World Resources Institute

This report intro­duces the Ecosys­tem Ser­vices Review for Impact Assess­ment (ESR for IA), a six step method to address project impacts and depen­den­cies on ecosys­tem ser­vices as part of the envi­ron­men­tal and social impact assess­ment process. The steps build on … Con­tinue read­ing

PhD study on the application of biodiversity offsets in France: Les mesures compensatoires pour la biodiversité. Conception et perspectives d’application

Bap­tiste Reg­n­ery has pre­pared a PhD study at Uni­ver­sité Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris on the appli­ca­tion of bio­di­ver­sity off­sets in France in 2013. It is enti­tled “Les mesures com­pen­satoires pour la bio­di­ver­sité. Con­cep­tion et per­spec­tives d’application” (in French lan­guage). … Con­tinue read­ing


Ana Vil­lar­roya Bal­larin has pre­pared a PhD study focus­ing on envi­ron­men­tal impact assess­ment and bio­di­ver­sity off­sets in Spain at the fac­ulty of sci­ences at Uni­ver­sity of Navarra. The work is enti­tled “ECOLOGICAL COMPENSATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT IN SPAIN: CURRENT … Con­tinue read­ing

Biodiversity Offsets Newsweek, September 1–7, 2014

About the Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets Newsweek If you are inter­ested in envi­ron­men­tal com­pen­sa­tion and bio­di­ver­sity off­sets, there are cer­tainly good news: there is now a whole bunch of infor­ma­tion from dif­fer­ent sources, loca­tions and view­points pub­licly avail­able (some­thing which wasn’t this … Con­tinue read­ing