Biodiversity Offsets Newsweek, November 3–9, 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, Biodiversity Offsets Newsweekloca­tions and view­points pub­licly avail­able (some­thing which wasn’t this easy only a cou­ple of years ago). Now, as has been pointed out (see here) the Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets Blog aims to com­pile and some­what struc­ture this infor­ma­tion. But there is not only a wealth of sources already out there on the inter­net, but also new sources are con­tin­u­ously being added. I am fol­low­ing and col­lect­ing the news via and cover the most trend­ing ones in posts on the Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets Blog. Nev­er­the­less, not all news can be cov­ered (at least not yet) and there­fore the “Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets Newsweek” will list up the head­lines of the past week, together with the links and PDFs of the arti­cles or news.

This week: Novem­ber 3–9, 2014

This week (Novem­ber 3–9, 2014) a bio­di­ver­sity off­set­ting work­shop, held in Lon­don by CIEEM, attracted a lot of inter­est (see also my pre­vi­ous post). The grow­ing inter­est in the issue of bio­di­ver­sity off­sets was also vis­i­ble from the lat­est news from Acad­e­mia. A paper by Kor­mos et al (pub­lished open access on PlosOne) on “Great Apes and Bio­di­ver­sity Off­set Projects in Africa” was reviewed and cited sev­eral times – lead­ing to the con­clu­sion that “bio­di­ver­sity off­sets need a national strat­egy”. Apart from this, the jour­nal NATURE pub­lished a spe­cial issue enti­tled “Pro­tect­ing the planet”. This deals with the dis­cus­sion on nat­ural cap­i­tal and most impor­tantly analy­ses the gaps in cur­rent nature con­ser­va­tion prac­tice and dis­cus­sion (to put it sim­ply eco­nomic vs. intrin­sic val­u­a­tion of nature). It cumu­lates in “A call for inclu­sive con­ser­va­tion” by Heather Tallis and Jane Lubchenco, who claim “work­ing together”. Other news focus on eco­log­i­cal con­nec­tiv­ity in Aus­tralia, the restora­tion of Malaysia’s (state of Sabah) wildlife and Sheritt’s Ambat­ovy min­ing project in Mada­gas­car (win­ning a sus­tain­able busi­ness award).


Events on bio­di­ver­sity offsets

Intro­duc­tion to Bio­di­ver­sity Off­set­ting. Work­shop 6 Novem­ber 2014, Lon­don, by CIEEM

Bio­di­ver­sity off­set news from Academia

Great Apes and Bio­di­ver­sity Off­set Projects in Africa: The Case for National Off­set Strate­gies, Novem­ber 5, 2014, by Kor­mos R and C, Humle, Lan­jouw, Rainer, Vic­turine, Mit­ter­meier, Diallo, Rylands, Williamson

Bio­di­ver­sity off­sets need a national strat­egy, Novem­ber 5, 2014, by Katie New­ton (see also here and here and here)

NATURE spe­cial issue: Pro­tect­ing the planet, (Nature 515,27–28, 06 Novem­ber 2014)

Work­ing together: A call for inclu­sive con­ser­va­tion, Novem­ber 5, 2014, by Heather Tallis and Jane Lubchenco (Nature 515,27–28, 06 Novem­ber 2014)

Eco­nom­ics: Account for depre­ci­a­tion of nat­ural cap­i­tal, Novem­ber 5, 2014, by Edward B. Barbier

Bio­di­ver­sity off­sets in Australia

OPINION: Cam­paign con­nects envi­ron­men­tal dots, Novem­ber 4, by Brian Purdue

Bank­ing On Val­ues, Novem­ber 5, 2014, by ProBonoAustralia

Other bio­di­ver­sity off­set news

NICKEL: Sher­ritt wins sus­tain­able busi­ness award for Ambat­ovy project, Novem­ber 6, 2014, by Daily News

Restor­ing Sabah’s wildlife habi­tats, Novem­ber 9, 2014, by Laili Ismail

PDFs of the Articles/Links

To pre­vent to loose infor­ma­tion find the Pdfs of the arti­cles or news below — as we know, that unfor­tu­nately every now and then things are being removed from the internet.

Newsweek 3–9 Novem­ber 2014_Banking On Values

Newsweek 3–9 Novem­ber 2014_Biodiversity off­sets need a national strategy

Newsweek 3–9 Novem­ber 2014_NICKEL_ Sher­ritt wins sus­tain­able busi­ness award for Ambat­ovy project

Newsweek 3–9 Novem­ber 2014_OPINION_ Cam­paign con­nects envi­ron­men­tal dots

Newsweek 3–9 Novem­ber 2014_Restoring Sabah’s wildlife habitats

Newsweek 3–9 November_Great Apes and Bio­di­ver­sity Off­set Projects in Africa_The case for National Off­set Strategies


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