Comparing biodiversity offset methodologies — new paper by Bull

Joe Bull has  pub­lished a new paper enti­tled “Com­par­ing bio­di­ver­sity off­set method­olo­gies. Diver­gence in secur­ing ‘no net loss’” in Deci­sion Point (No 85, Feb­ru­ary 2015). You can read the full arti­cle on the Jour­nal web­site (open access). For more infor­ma­tion … Con­tinue read­ing

Insights into Biodiversity Offsetting in Ontario (Canada) — new report by Ontario Nature

The Cana­dian NGO Ontario Nature has recently released a report enti­tled “Insights into Bio­di­ver­sity Off­set­ting in Ontario”. The report is the out­come of a project on bio­di­ver­sity off­set­ting (started in July 2013), which was sup­ported by the Met­calf Foun­da­tion. It … Con­tinue read­ing

OPAL – new free, open-source soft­ware tool to cal­cu­late envi­ron­men­tal losses and gains

This month, a newly devel­oped free, open-source, stand-alone soft­ware tool to cal­cu­late envi­ron­men­tal losses and gains was released. Being part of the work of the Nat­ural Cap­i­tal Project, OPAL (Off­set Port­fo­lio Ana­lyzer and Loca­tor) enables users to esti­mate the impacts … Con­tinue read­ing

Biodiversity Offsets Technical Study Paper — new IUCN report out

IUCN has pre­sented the lat­est report by its Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets Tech­ni­cal Study Group at the IUCN World Parks Con­gress (12 - 19 Novem­ber 2014 in Syd­ney, Aus­tralia). Lead authors Kerry ten Kate and John Pil­grim together with var­i­ous con­tribut­ing authors have writ­ten more … Con­tinue read­ing

A method for calculating minimum biodiversity offset multipliers — new paper by Laitila, Moilanen and Pouzols

Jussi  Laitila, Atte Moila­nen and Fed­erico M. Pouzols have pub­lished a new paper on “A method for cal­cu­lat­ing min­i­mum bio­di­ver­sity off­set mul­ti­pli­ers account­ing for time dis­count­ing, addi­tion­al­ity, and per­ma­nence” in Meth­ods in Ecol­ogy and Evo­lu­tion. Read more here and find … Con­tinue read­ing

PhD study: Biodiversity Offsets for moving conservation targets

Another PhD on Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets was pub­lished this year. Joe Bull has pre­pared his work at Impe­r­ial Col­lege Lon­don, Depart­ment of Life Sci­ences.  His work focuses on bio­di­ver­sity off­sets for mov­ing con­ser­va­tion tar­gets. He exam­ines the case of the Saiga Ante­lope in the … Con­tinue read­ing

Comparing biodiversity offset calculation methods with a case study in Uzbekistan — new paper by Bull et al

New paper on bio­di­ver­sity off­sets in Bio­log­i­cal Con­ser­va­tion A new paper has been pub­lished by J. W. Bull, E. J. Milner-Gulland, K. B. Sut­tle and N. J. Singh in Bio­log­i­cal Con­ser­va­tion (Vol­ume 178, Octo­ber 2014, Pages 2–10): “Com­par­ing bio­di­ver­sity off­set … Con­tinue read­ing

Clarifications on the different stages of the Mitigation Hierarchy — new discussion on LinkedIn

Mboringong Fide­line has started a new dis­cus­sion in the BBOP NO Net Loss Dis­cus­sion Group on LinkedIn. The focus is on the dif­fer­ent stages of the Mit­i­ga­tion Hier­ar­chy. Hello All, Please can i get some clar­i­fi­ca­tion on the tran­si­tion process … Con­tinue read­ing