SHORT INFO: First biodiversity offsetting agreement benefits nationally important wildlife

What’s it about in short: update on the UK’s first for­mal bio­di­ver­sity off­set­ting agree­ment after two years: Bushey Bank, an area of chalk grass­land on the Earth Trust Farm When was it released: Novem­ber 24, 2015 By whom: Earth Trust More info:–11–24/First_biodiversity_offsetting_agreement_benefits_nationally_important_wildlife.aspx … Con­tinue read­ing

PhD IN PROGRESS: Development of a methodology to calculate ecological equivalence in the mitigation hierarchy context in France : taking into account ecological, spatial and temporal aspects

This is a guest post by Lucie Bezombes, doc­toral stu­dent at EDF and IRSTEA (France). This com­ment is the expres­sion of the author’s thoughts and expe­ri­ences and as such is acknowl­edged as a fruit­ful con­tri­bu­tion to the dis­cus­sion on bio­di­ver­sity … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO: Commission ‘barking up the wrong tree’ on nature law review

What’s it about in short: BirdLife’s Ariel Brun­ner sum­ma­rizes and com­ments on the inter­rim out­comes of the fit­ness check of the EU Birds and Habi­tat Direc­tives When was it released: Novem­ber 20, 2015 By whom: Ariel Brun­ner, BirdLife More info: … Con­tinue read­ing

Let’s talk about NATURAL CAPITAL!

  With the cur­rently ongo­ing World Forum on Nat­ural Cap­i­tal in Edin­burgh we have reached another peak in the dis­cus­sion about the value of nature — nat­ural cap­i­tal is all around us. As there are so many news on this, … Con­tinue read­ing

NEW REPORT: Valuing Nature: Protected Areas and Ecosystem Services

Author(s): (Edi­tors:) Pene­lope Fig­gis, Bren­dan Mackey, James Fitzsi­mons, Jason Irv­ing and Pepe Clarke Title: Valu­ing Nature: Pro­tected Areas and Ecosys­tem Ser­vices Year: 2015 In: IUCN Aus­tralia SCIENCE INFORMING POLICY SYMPOSIUM SERIES Pages: 140. Pub­li­ca­tion type: report Lan­guage: Eng­lish Source: … Con­tinue read­ing

NEW ARTICLE: The transition from No Net Loss to a Net Gain of biodiversity is far from trivial

Author(s): J.W. Bull and S. Brown­lie Title: The tran­si­tion from No Net Loss to a Net Gain of bio­di­ver­sity is far from triv­ial Year: 2015 In: Oryx, DOI: Pub­lished online: 10 Novem­ber 2015 Pages: 7 pages. Pub­li­ca­tion type: jour­nal arti­cle … Con­tinue read­ing

NEW ARTICLE: The Biodiversity Offsetting Dilemma: Between Economic Rationales and Ecological Dynamics

Author(s):  Coralie Cal­vet, Claude Napoléone and Jean-Michel Salles Title: The Bio­di­ver­sity Off­set­ting Dilemma: Between Eco­nomic Ratio­nales and Eco­log­i­cal Dynam­ics Year: 2015 In:Sus­tain­abil­ity 2015, 7(6), 7357–7378; doi:10.3390/su7067357 Pages: pages 7357–7378. Pub­li­ca­tion type: open access jour­nal arti­cle Lan­guage: Eng­lish Source:–1050/6/6/3400/htm (full … Con­tinue read­ing

Job offer on biodiversity offsets: Principal Consultant at the Biodiversity Consultancy, Cambridge (UK)

The Cam­bridge based envi­ron­men­tal con­sul­tancy The Bio­di­ver­sity con­sul­tancy is look­ing for a Prin­ci­pal Con­sul­tant to join their team. The Bio­di­ver­sity Con­sul­tancy (TBC) works with finan­cial, indus­try, gov­ern­ment and NGO sec­tors in pro­vid­ing con­ser­va­tion sci­ence and envi­ron­men­tal man­age­ment exper­tise to meet the … Con­tinue read­ing

Open skies for the future of BBOP

The past meet­ing of the advi­sory group of the Busi­ness and Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets Pro­gram (BBOP12) which took place in Barcelona Octo­ber 26–27, 2015 is one of the exam­ples of events that I attended and that are great which I feel … Con­tinue read­ing