The value of valuing nature — new discussion on LinkedIn

Daniel Moura  has started a new dis­cus­sion in the Bio­di­ver­sity Pro­fes­sion­als Group on LinkedIn on the value of valu­ing nature. This is based on a recent arti­cle pub­lished in the research news sec­tion of the Uni­ver­sity of Cam­bridge (UK), enti­tled … Con­tinue read­ing

Biodiversity Offsets Newsweek, November 10–16, 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

BBOP webinar TODAY, Thursday, December 4, 2014: Moving targets and comparing offset methodologies

I know, it’s a bit short notice, but there is another BBOP webi­nar being held in an hour’s time from now. This week the Busi­ness and Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets Pro­gramme has announced its next BBOP webi­nar as This time the topic is: … Con­tinue read­ing

Biodiversity Offsets Technical Study Paper — new IUCN report out

IUCN has pre­sented the lat­est report by its Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets Tech­ni­cal Study Group at the IUCN World Parks Con­gress (12 - 19 Novem­ber 2014 in Syd­ney, Aus­tralia). Lead authors Kerry ten Kate and John Pil­grim together with var­i­ous con­tribut­ing authors have writ­ten more … Con­tinue read­ing


This is a guest post by Joël Houdet, Senior Research Fel­low at African Cen­tre for Tech­nol­ogy Stud­ies (ACTS), Johan­nes­burg (South Africa). For any fur­ther infor­ma­tion, please con­tact Joël directly.  Call for issue papers: Respon­si­ble Nat­ural Resource Economies in Africa. The African Cen­ter for Tech­nol­ogy Stud­ies … Con­tinue read­ing

Policy Development for Environmental Licensing and Biodiversity Offsets in Latin America — new paper by Villarroya, Barros and Kiesecker

Ana Vil­lar­roya, Ana Christina Bar­ros and Joe Kiesecker have pub­lished a new paper on “Pol­icy Devel­op­ment for Envi­ron­men­tal Licens­ing and Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets in Latin Amer­ica” in PLOS ONE. You can access the full paper here  (open access) and find the abstract copied … Con­tinue read­ing

Great Apes and Biodiversity Offset Projects in Africa: The Case for National Offset Strategies — new paper by Kormos et al

Rebecca Kor­mos, Cyril F. Kor­mos, Tatyana Humle, Annette Lan­jouw, Helga Rainer, Ray Vic­turine, A. Mit­ter­meier, Anthony B. Rylands, Mamadou S. Diallo and Eliz­a­beth A. Williamson have pub­lished a new paper on “Great Apes and Bio­di­ver­sity Off­set Projects in Africa: The Case for National Off­set Strate­gies” in Meth­ods … Con­tinue read­ing