SHORT INFO — Is “biodiversity offsetting” really protecting ecosystems? (LinkedIn discussion)

What’s it about in short: lively LinkedIn dis­cus­sion (~30 com­ments) on the impact and effec­tive­ness of bio­di­ver­sity offsets

When was it released: August, 2015

By whom: Gor­don Gerbitz

More info:–6031468076283752449

Short extract:

Com­pa­nies are increas­ingly explor­ing “bio­di­ver­sity off­set­ting,” in which dam­age to one ecosys­tem is off­set by pro­tect­ing an equiv­a­lent ecosys­tem else­where. It’s easy to see the appeal, but get­ting off­set­ting right is a dif­fi­cult busi­ness. “[S]trict stan­dards are needed to ensure the approach really does mean bet­ter con­ser­va­tion out­comes, rather than sim­ply draw­ing a thin green veil over habi­tat destruc­tion,” write Mar­tine Maron and James Wat­son. National Geo­graphic News (free reg­is­tra­tion) (7/22)

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