Biodiversity Offsets Newsweek, October 27 — November 2, 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: Octo­ber 27 — Novem­ber 2, 2014

This week (Octo­ber 27 — Novem­ber 2, 2014)  again some feed­back on the (recently closed) con­sul­ta­tion of the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion on its planned No Net Loss Ini­tia­tive (see my pre­vi­ous posts) came up. Wouter Lang­h­out and Ariel Brun­ner from the NGO Birdlife out­lined why the EU will fail to deliver on ecosys­tem restora­tion and why bio­di­ver­sity off­sets don’t work. Fur­ther­more, a peti­tion Madi­son Dragna started a peti­tion against bio­di­ver­sity off­sets. Apart from that, there were sev­eral arti­cles related to bio­di­ver­sity off­sets from the US and Aus­tralia. This includes the  Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion and Other Leg­is­la­tion Amend­ment Bill 2014(EPOLA) by the Queens­land Par­lia­ment. The amend­ments to the Off­sets Act make it manda­tory for an admin­is­ter­ing agency to con­sider any rel­e­vant off­set con­di­tions that are already imposed on an author­ity issued under another Act. New pro­vi­sions also clar­ify the process of how off­sets are to be deliv­ered. The US Fish & Wildlife Ser­vice is con­tem­plat­ing a pro­gram that would rec­og­nize con­ser­va­tion cred­its gen­er­ated in state pro­grams for any rare species, even if it’s not yet endan­gered. In his arti­cle “US Feds Should Give Credit For Sav­ing Unlisted Species, But Must Do It Right” Tim­o­thy Male of Mis­sion: Wildlife says it’s a great idea – but only if it’s done right.

EU con­sul­ta­tion on the planned No Net Loss Initiative

Why the EU will fail to deliver on ecosys­tem restora­tion, Octo­ber 30, 2014, by Wouter Langhout

Nature in the crosshair, Octo­ber 30, 2014, by Ariel Brunner

Don’t Destroy One Nat­ural Area to Restore Another, peti­tion started by Madi­son Dragna

Amend­ments to  Envi­ron­men­tal Off­sets Act 2014  in Queens­land, Australia

Queensland’s green­tape reduc­tion reforms take impor­tant step with pas­sage of EPOLA, Octo­ber 30, 2014, by Clay­ton Utz, see also here

EPOLA passes Par­lia­ment, Octo­ber 30, 2014, by Prop­erty Coun­cil of Australia

Bio­di­ver­sity off­sets in Australia

Yan­coal denies stalling nego­ti­a­tions on The Drip, Octo­ber 27, 2014, by Dar­ren Snyder

Bio­di­ver­sity off­sets in the US

Spanos Cos. sets aside 140 acres, and the habi­tat is thriv­ing, Octo­ber 27, 2014, by Alex Breitler

Opin­ion US Feds Should Give Credit For Sav­ing Unlisted Species, But Must Do It Right, Octo­ber 29, 2014, by Tim­o­thy Male

Other bio­di­ver­sity off­set news

Bio-diversity and green­ing the cities “next big thing”, Octo­ber 27, 2014, by Wil­low Aliento

How the defor­esta­tion agenda came in from the wilder­ness, Octo­ber 30, 2014, by Will Nichols

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 27 October-2 Novem­ber 2014_Bio-diversity and green­ing the cities “next big thing”

Newsweek 27 October-2 Novem­ber 2014_EPOLA passes Parliament

Newsweek 27 October-2 Novem­ber 2014_How the defor­esta­tion agenda came in from the wilderness

Newsweek 27 October-2 Novem­ber 2014_Queensland’s green­tape reduc­tion reforms take impor­tant step with pas­sage of EPOLA

Newsweek 27 October-2 Novem­ber 2014_Spanos Cos sets aside 140 acres and the habi­tat is thriving

Newsweek 27 October-2 Novem­ber 2014_US Feds Should Give Credit For Sav­ing Unlisted Species, But Must Do It Right

Newsweek 27 October-2 Novem­ber 2014_Yancoal denies stalling nego­ti­a­tions on The Drip

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