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, locations 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 Scoop.it 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(s): December 8–31, 2014
This is the last Newsweek of 2014 (I can’t believe, we’re already in March and heading to Spring – at least in my geographical location). It is somewhat special and different for two reasons: first, it is going to be the last of its kind (hold your tears, it’ll be replaced by a slightly different tool very soon ;o)) and second it mirrors biodiversity offset related news not only from one week, but actually three (there was not so much around Christmas and the end of the year). Apart from these two special features, this Newsweek is a rather common one with regard to the topics. Most interestingly, another BBOP webinar took place, this time on the Ambatovy mining project in Madagascar (which is also one of the BBOP pilots). And two publications are important to note: the first is a paper on the challenges, opportunities and research priorities of biodiversity offsetting for animal conservation and the second is a report entitled “Who should value nature?” which has entailed a discussion on LinkedIn. Apart from that, there were more news from Australia (mostly related to projects), the UK and the US and also a book review on biodiversity offsetting on Youtube.
Events on Biodiversity Offsets
Biodiversity offset news from Academia
New paper: Biodiversity offsetting: what are the challenges, opportunities and research priorities for animal conservation? December 18, 2014, by Evans et al. (see also my previous post on this)
Biodiversity offsets in the UK
Biodiversity offsets in the US
Opinion Why Locals Shouldn’t Be Upset Over A Mitigation Bank Moving In, December 30, 2014, by William G. Coleman
Biodiversity offsets in Australia
Native Veg Act ‘should be abolished’, December 18, 2014, by Roderick Makim
Rio Tinto’s biodiversity plan for Warkworth mine approved despite internal concerns, December 19, 2015, by Peter Hannam
Other biodiversity offset news
Biodiversity offsetting: miracle or disaster? December 15, 2014, by Richard Bogue and Lauren Jones
Book Review | Biodiversity Offsetting, Youtube video, December 23, 2014 (2:11)
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.