Biodiversity offsets: practice and promise — paper by Martin Fallding

Mar­tin Falld­ing has  pub­lished a paper enti­tled “Bio­di­ver­sity off­sets: Prac­tice and promise” in Envi­ron­men­tal and Plan­ning Law Jour­nal (Vol­ume 31 Part 1, 2014). He exam­ines off­sets form a Aus­tralian per­spec­tive, look­ing at pol­icy and prac­tice espe­cially in the state of New … Con­tinue read­ing

Be aware of Malware and bad links — did the Biodiversity Offsets Blog get corrupted?!

Last night I got an alarm­ing e-mail that it might be pos­si­ble that some kind of mal­ware was installed on a pri­vate com­puter via down­load­ing a file from the Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets Blog! Now, this is a very spe­cific blog that — … Con­tinue read­ing

Biodiversity offsetting: what are the challenges, opportunities and research priorities for animal conservation? new paper by Evans et al.

D. M. Evans, R. Altwegg, T. W. J. Gar­ner, M. E. Gomp­per, I. J. Gor­don, J. A. John­son and N. Pet­torelli have pub­lished a paper enti­tled “Bio­di­ver­sity off­set­ting: what are the chal­lenges, oppor­tu­ni­ties and research pri­or­i­ties for ani­mal con­ser­va­tion?” in … Con­tinue read­ing

New report on payments for ecosystem services (in French) — Du Sud au Nord: regards croisés sur les Paiements pour Services Environnementaux

CDC Biodiversité’s Mis­sion Economie de la Bio­di­ver­sité has pub­lished a report on pay­ments for ecosys­tem ser­vices, enti­tled “Du Sud au Nord: regards croisés sur les Paiements pour Ser­vices Envi­ron­nemen­taux”. The report (in French) was issued in Novem­ber 2014 in the … Con­tinue read­ing

European Commission publishes study on specific design elements of biodiversity offsets: Biodiversity metrics and mechanisms for securing long term conservation benefits

The Euro­pean Com­mis­sion has com­mis­sioned a study on spe­cific design ele­ments of bio­di­ver­sity off­sets: Bio­di­ver­sity met­rics and mech­a­nisms for secur­ing long term con­ser­va­tion ben­e­fits. The report and has been pre­pared by Matt Ray­ment, Rupert Haines, David McNeil, Mavourneen Con­way, Gra­ham … Con­tinue read­ing

A review of corporate goals of No Net Loss and Net Positive Impact on biodiversity — paper by Rainey et al

Hugo  Rainey, Edward  Pol­lard, Guy Dut­son, Jonathan M. Ekstrom, Suzanne Liv­ing­stone, Helen Tem­ple and John Pil­grim have pub­lished a paper enti­tled “A review of cor­po­rate goals of No Net Loss and Net Pos­i­tive Impact on bio­di­ver­sity” in Oryx. The Inter­na­tional … Con­tinue read­ing

Is there any empirical support for biodiversity offset policy? — paper by Curran, Hellweg and Beck

Michael Cur­ran, Ste­fanie Hell­weg and Jan Beck haves pub­lished a  paper enti­tled “Is there any empir­i­cal sup­port for bio­di­ver­sity off­set pol­icy? in Eco­log­i­cal Appli­ca­tions Vol­ume 24, Issue 4 (June 2014)  pp. 617–31. You can access the full paper here (pay-walled) and … Con­tinue read­ing

Biodiversity Offsets in recent discussions in LinkedIn groups

I am using LinkedIn not only as a plat­form to con­nect to other peo­ple in my pro­fes­sional field, but also to exchange and dis­cuss cur­rent issues. As a result, all of the posts on the Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets Blog are shared … Con­tinue read­ing

Global Biodiversity Finance. The Case for International Payments for Ecosystem Services — new book by Bishop and Hill

Joshua Bishop, WWF-Australia and Chloe Hill, Green Econ­omy Tech­ni­cal Advi­sor for WWF Mekong region, Phnom Penh, Cam­bo­dia are the edi­tors of a new book on pay­ments for ecosys­tem ser­vices that has been pub­lished in asso­ci­a­tion with IUCN and UNEP, end … Con­tinue read­ing