Biodiversity Offsets in Social Networks (explore discussions and comments on LinkedIN, Twitter and co)
Experts on Biodiversity Offsets (find a growing list of experts and interested folks from around the world)
PROs and CONs: controversial discussion on Biodiversity Offsets (dig into the controversy between selling nature for a price and aiming to conserve/restore as much nature as possible)
Research projects on Biodiversity Offsets (find exemplary evidence how research is involved in biodiversity offsets)
Young researchers and PhD network on Biodiversity Offsets (see a growing number of ambitious –young– people who study biodiversity offsets in their PhD and other thesis)
I want to stress the peculiar origins of how this emerged in Niagara and from it Ontario. The goal is to allow urban development on provincially significant wetlands that are now protected from it.
I wish to stress that I am not a dogmatist opposed to financial incentives, trading mechanisms etc. to protect the environment. During the NDP government in Ontario there was a push for phosphorous trading to reduce pollution, which was actually taken up by one conservation authority, South Nation, between Ottawa and Montreal. In all the rest of the province, including Niagara it went nowhere. This is because it did not fit into the agendas of the same sort of construction interests here that are pushing biodiversity offsetting. They correctly understood that phosphorous trading would mean less money for expensive construction activity, such as separating storm and sanitary sewers, and wanted to hog the money for themselves, and not let rural landowners benefit from measures such as paying for treed buffer strips.