has started a new discussion in the BBOP NO Net Loss Discussion Group on LinkedIn to announce that the Department of Conservation of the New Zealand Government has issued a Guidance on Good Practice Biodiversity Offsetting in New Zealand, called “the Guidance” 😉
The New Zealand Government released its Good Practice Guidance on Biodiversity Offsetting on the 7th of August. This non-statutory guidance is the result of a 3 year Cross Government Department Research Programme that investigated offsetting concepts and approaches in New Zealand. The guidance draws heavily from the BBOP guidance and places it in a New Zealand context, where in most cases, biodiversity offsetting is a voluntary offering.
Here’s the link to the discuscion (to join the discussion you need to become member of the group): https://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=5078805&type=member&item=5904779000613449732&qid=ee0a2f42-bffb-4cc1-9ea7-5e417bfe536d&trk=groups_most_recent-0-b-ttl&goback=.gmr_5078805
To directly access the guidance as pdf, please visit http://www.doc.govt.nz/Documents/our-work/biodiversity-offsets/the-guidance.pdf
You can find some information on biodiversity offsets on this page of the Department of Conservation: http://www.doc.govt.nz/biodiversity-offsetting and a lot of additional material here: http://www.doc.govt.nz/about-doc/policies-and-plans/guidance-on-biodiversity-offsetting/