(Last) Biodiversity Offsets Newsweek, December 8–31, 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 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

BBOP webi­nar on Wednes­day, Novem­ber 26, 2014: Bio­di­ver­sity off­sets in the Ambat­ovy min­ing project in Mada­gas­car (post­poned to Decem­ber 10)

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)

Who should value nature? Decem­ber 16, 2014, by Dario Ken­ner (see also my pre­vi­ous post on this)

Bio­di­ver­sity off­sets in the UK

Dig a pond on the farm and help to save threat­ened fresh­wa­ter wildlife, Decem­ber 9, 2014, by West­ern Morn­ing News

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

Blockad­ing Australia’s largest coal mine, Decem­ber 12, 2014, by Thuy Ong

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.

Newsweek 15–21 Decem­ber 2014_Biodiversity off­set­ting. What are the chal­lenges oppor­tu­ni­ties and research pri­or­i­ties for ani­mal conservation

Newsweek 15–21 Decem­ber 2014_Rio Tinto’s bio­di­ver­sity plan for Wark­worth mine approved despite inter­nal concerns

Newsweek 15–21 Decem­ber 2014_Why Green Economy_ _ Who should value nature_

Newsweek_15-21 Decem­ber 2014_NSW Native Veg Act should be scrapped, says Troy Grant

Newsweek_15-21 Decem­ber 2015_Biodiversity offsetting_ mir­a­cle or disaster_

Newsweek 8–14 Decem­ber 2014_Blockading Australia’s largest coal mine

Newsweek 8–14 Decem­ber 2014_Dig a pond on the farm and help to save threat­ened fresh­wa­ter wildlife

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