NEW ARTICLE: The jury is still out on biodiversity offsets: reply to Quétier et al.

Author(s): Michael Cur­ran, Ste­fanie Hell­weg, and Jan Beck Title: The jury is still out on bio­di­ver­sity off­sets: reply to Quétier et al. Year: 2015 In: Eco­log­i­cal Appli­ca­tions 25:1741–1746 Pages: 1741–1746 Pub­li­ca­tion type: Let­ter to the edi­tor Lan­guage: Eng­lish Source:–2363.1 … Con­tinue read­ing

NEW ARTICLE: Biodiversity offsets are one solution to widespread poorly compensated biodiversity loss: a response to Curran et al.

Author(s): Fabien Quétier, Astrid J. A. Van Teef­fe­len, John D. Pil­grim, Amrei von Hase, and Kerry ten Kate Title: Bio­di­ver­sity off­sets are one solu­tion to wide­spread poorly com­pen­sated bio­di­ver­sity loss: a response to Cur­ran et al. Year: 2015 In: Eco­log­i­cal Appli­ca­tions 25:1739–1741 … Con­tinue read­ing

NEW ARTICLE: Conservation: Stop misuse of biodiversity offsets

Author(s): Mar­tine Maron, Ascelin Gor­don, Bren­dan G. Mackey, Hugh P. Poss­ing­ham & James E. M. Wat­son Title: Con­ser­va­tion: Stop mis­use of bio­di­ver­sity off­sets Year: 2015 In: Nature523, 401–403(23 July 2015) Pages: 401–403 Pub­li­ca­tion type: open access jour­nal arti­cle (com­ment) Lan­guage: Eng­lish Source: … Con­tinue read­ing

NEW ARTICLE: Offsetting Biodiversity: Greening or Greenwashing?

Author(s): Mar­tine Maron and James Wat­son Title: Off­set­ting Bio­di­ver­sity: Green­ing or Green­wash­ing? Year: 2015 In: National Geo­graphic, July 22, 2015 Pages: - Pub­li­ca­tion type: open access arti­cle Lan­guage: Eng­lish Source: … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO — Open letter to Commissioner Potočnik about biodiversity offsetting

What’s it about in short: let­ter by orga­ni­za­tions and indi­vid­u­als to EU Com­mis­sion on bio­di­ver­sity off­set­ting con­cerns When was it released: Octo­ber 20, 2014 By whom: FERN More info: and … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO — Biodiversity offsetting: uncertainty and unanswered questions

What’s it about in short: unan­swered ques­tions on the imple­men­ta­tion of bio­di­ver­sity off­sets (in gen­eral and in the UK) When was it released: April 20, 2015 By whom: British Eco­log­i­cal Soci­ety More info: … Con­tinue read­ing

Beyond biodiversity offsetting; trading away community rights in Gabon — critical briefing note by FERN

The cam­paign­ing NGO FERN, based in the UK and in Brus­sels, is one of the active oppo­nents of bio­di­ver­sity off­sets. Recently they have pub­lished the fourth part of a series on crit­i­cal brief­ing notes on bio­di­ver­sity off­sets. This brief­ing notes … Con­tinue read­ing

Biodiversity offsetting: uncertainty and unanswered questions — a post by the British Ecological Socierty

The British Eco­log­i­cal Soci­ety (BES) in a recent post looks at uncer­tainty and unan­swered ques­tions with regard to bio­di­ver­sity off­sets. The author of the arti­cle con­cludes that since the UK government’s con­sul­ta­tion closed at the end of 2013, “the Gov­ern­ment … Con­tinue read­ing

Does biodiversity offsetting make nature a commodity? — a comment by Agata Szafraniuk

Recently I found a post on Hot Air (A Client Earth blog) which asks: Does bio­di­ver­sity off­set­ting make nature a com­mod­ity? In her arti­cle Agata Szafra­niuk com­ments on the EU No Net Loss Ini­tia­tive and gives some con­clu­sions from the … Con­tinue read­ing

Compensation for biodiversity losses: can varied approaches deliver? A comment by Carlos Ferreira

This is a guest post by Car­los Fer­reira, Research Assis­tant in the Cen­ter for Busi­ness in Soci­ety at Coven­try Uni­ver­sity. He can be reached at It is the expres­sion of the author’s thoughts and expe­ri­ences and as such is … Con­tinue read­ing