I am at ICCB-ECCB (27th International Congress for Conservation Biology) in Montpellier (France) this whole week (I have blogged about this some weeks ago). That’s a tremendous gathering of more than 2000 conservation scientists and biodiversity experts from all over the world and a fantastic opportunity to exchange views. So far, I have met numerous people working on or interested in discussing biodiversity offsets — both in my own symposium (Biodiversity management and development: challenges, opportunities and new directions) and spread all over the various sessions.
I will cover some of my observations (as well as my personal insights or take home messages) in a blog post, soon. This will also include a summary as well as the presentations that were part of the symposium. For the moment I’ll leave it there and simply share some visual impressions of the congress and surroundings.