SHORT INFO: Loi sur la biodiversité : « Ne tirez plus sur l’ambulance ! » (French biodiversity law)

What’s it about in short: Harold Lev­rel and Anne Teyssè­dre com­ment on the par­la­men­tary debate and news report­ing about the new French bio­di­ver­sity law When was it released: Feb­ru­ary 1, 2016 By whom: Harold Lev­rel and Anne Teyssè­dre, le monde More info: … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO: La biodiversité, premier grand texte au menu du Sénat

What’s it about in short: pro­jet de loi — the French draft bio­di­ver­sity law will be dis­cussed in the sen­ate, start­ing today (includes pro­vi­sions on com­pen­sa­tion mea­sures) When was it released: Jan­u­ary 6, 2016 By whom: Pub­lic Sénat More info: h see also … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO: Projet de loi pour la reconquête de la biodiversité, de la nature et des paysages

What’s it about in short: pro­jet de loi — pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion on the French draft bio­di­ver­sity law ends today (includes pro­vi­sions on com­pen­sa­tion mea­sures) When was it released: Decem­ber 18, 2015 By whom:Joël Labbé More info: Link to the con­sul­ta­tion: … Con­tinue read­ing

Conference on Ecological compensation in Sweden (Nov 18, 2015 in Stockholm)

Today I want to share with you some  short infor­ma­tion on a few past and future events you might be inter­ested in. The first one is a con­fer­ence on eco­log­i­cal com­pen­sa­tion in Swe­den, jointly organ­ised by con­sul­tancy Enetjärn Natur and … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO — Land, biodiversity and extractive industries in southern Africa

What’s it about in short: “Min­ing com­pa­nies are some of the heav­i­est pol­luters and they are bound to com­ply and pay for clean-up and envi­ron­men­tal reme­di­a­tion.” says report on extrac­tive indus­tries in South­ern Africa. When was it released: Sep­tem­ber 17, 2013 By … Con­tinue read­ing

Biodiversity Offsets are all-around at the 27th International Congress for Conservation Biology ICCB-ECCB 2015

I am at ICCB-ECCB (27th Inter­na­tional Con­gress for Con­ser­va­tion Biol­ogy) in Mont­pel­lier (France) this whole week (I have blogged about this some weeks ago). That’s a tremen­dous gath­er­ing of more than 2000 con­ser­va­tion sci­en­tists and bio­di­ver­sity experts from all over … Con­tinue read­ing

Biodiversity a-z — online glossaries launched by UNEP

UNEP World Con­ser­va­tion Mon­i­tor­ing Cen­tre (UNEP-WCMC) has launched a new and improved A-Z of Bio­di­ver­sity. This is a clus­ter of online glos­saries about bio­di­ver­sity. Thanks to Eward Pol­lard for point­ing to this. Try it out here and find some more … Con­tinue read­ing

Is the ecosystem service concept improving impact assessment? Evidence from recent international practice — new paper by Sales Rosa and Sánchez

Josianne Clau­dia Sales Rosa and Luis E. Sánchez  have pub­lished a new paper on “Is the ecosys­tem ser­vice con­cept improv­ing impact assess­ment? Evi­dence from recent inter­na­tional prac­tice” in Envi­ron­men­tal Impact Assess­ment Review (Vol­ume 50, Jan­u­ary 2015, Pages 134–142). You can … Con­tinue read­ing

Cartoon Guide to Biodiversity Loss — funny and sad at the same time!

A vast col­lec­tion of car­toons illus­trat­ing bio­di­ver­sity loss — very enter­tain­ing and alarm­ing at the same time. Pic­tures often say much more and much eas­ier than words can do. Have a look and get car­ried away at: Here are some … Con­tinue read­ing

Why did the concept of Biodiversity Offsets become so popular?

“Bio­di­ver­sity” is a buzz­word (and “Bio­di­ver­sity Off­set” is becom­ing one) One rea­son for the pop­u­lar­ity of bio­di­ver­sity off­sets is inher­ent to the term itself: “bio­di­ver­sity” is prob­a­bly one of the most promi­nent buzz­words of the 21st cen­tury (after “sus­tain­abil­ity” at the … Con­tinue read­ing