Biotope is hiring a Chief of Project for the implementation of the mitigation hierarchy (based in Conakry, Guinea)

French envi­ron­men­tal con­sul­tancy Biotope is hir­ing a Chief of Project for the imple­men­ta­tion of the mit­i­ga­tion hier­ar­chy in Guinea. Flu­ency in French and Eng­lish is a must. Loca­tion: Conakry, Guinea Time­frame: 4 years, start­ing Sep­tem­ber 2015 clos­ing date for appli­ca­tion: not spec­i­fied … Con­tinue read­ing

New report on strengthening the implementation of the mitigation hierarchy by Hayes et al.

Thanks to Genevieve Hayes and Samir Whitaker from BirdLife for shar­ing their lat­est report on the mit­i­ga­tion hier­ar­chy. Over a period of 9 months the team (BirdLife Inter­na­tional, United Nations Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­gramme – World Con­ser­va­tion Mon­i­tor­ing Cen­tre (UNEP-WCMC), Royal Soci­ety … Con­tinue read­ing

2014 IUCN World Parks Congress launches dialogue on biodiversity offsets

Held once every 10 years, the 2014 World Parks Con­gress in Novem­ber 2014 attracted 6,000 par­tic­i­pants from 170 coun­tries, and secured more than 70 new major con­ser­va­tion com­mit­ments, includ­ing Gabon’s promise to pro­tect 23% of its coast­line, and the Elion … Con­tinue read­ing

Third State of Natural Capital Report from England’s Natural Capital Committee

On 27 Jan­u­ary 2015, England’s Nat­ural Cap­i­tal Com­mit­tee (NCC) pub­lished its third State of Nat­ural Cap­i­tal Report. The NCC’s man­date is to “advise the Gov­ern­ment on how to ensure England’s ‘nat­ural wealth’ is man­aged effi­ciently and sus­tain­ably, thereby unlock­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties … Con­tinue read­ing

THINKING OUT THE APPROPRIATE FRAMEWORKS: BIODIVERSITY OFFSETS AND SAFEGUARDS — new article in BIODIV’2050

The lat­est issue of Mis­sion Économie de la Biodiversité’s “BIODIV’2050″ (No. 6 — April 2015) is out. Among oth­ers, this includes an arti­cle on bio­di­ver­sity off­sets enti­tled “Think­ing out the appro­pri­ate frame­works: bio­di­ver­sity off­sets and safe­guards”. The arti­cle high­lights the impor­tance … Con­tinue read­ing

BBOP webinar today, May 18, 2015: The Cross Sector Biodiversity Initiative Mitigation Hierarchy Guide

Today is another BBOP webi­nar being held. This time the topic is: “The Cross Sec­tor Bio­di­ver­sity Ini­tia­tive Mit­i­ga­tion Hier­ar­chy Guide”. Mark John­ston (the cur­rent Chair of CSBI) will present the cur­rent work plan and activ­i­ties of CSBI and pro­vide details on the … Con­tinue read­ing

Early bird extended until 8 May (!) for 27th International Congress for Conservation Biology: Mission Biodiversity — Choosing new paths for conservation

The 27th Inter­na­tional Con­gress for Con­ser­va­tion Biol­ogy (and also the 4th Euro­pean Con­gress for Con­ser­va­tion Biol­ogy) is tak­ing place in Mont­pel­lier in the South of France August 2–6, 2015. This year’s title is “Mis­sion Bio­di­ver­sity — Choos­ing new paths for … Con­tinue read­ing

The mitigation hierarchy, a tool to preserve natural habitats — article by the French ministry of the environment

The French min­istry of the envi­ron­ment (Min­istère de l’Écologie, du Développe­ment durable et de l’Énergie) has recently issued an arti­cle on the appli­ca­tion of the mit­i­ga­tion hier­ar­chy (called séquence Eviter-Reduire-Compenser — ERC) in France. It is enti­tled “The mit­i­ga­tion hier­ar­chy, … Con­tinue read­ing

Consultation of the EU on the No Net Loss Initiative (including biodiversity offsets) — Have your say today!

UPDATE 20 Octo­ber 2014: The con­sul­ta­tion is now closed! I will keep you informed on the results and how the process is ongo­ing. The Euro­pean Com­mis­sion has pub­lished an on-line con­sul­ta­tion on a future (2015) EU ini­tia­tive to halt bio­di­ver­sity … Con­tinue read­ing

Brief definition of Biodiversity Offsets

Def­i­n­i­tion of Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets are defined as “mea­sur­able con­ser­va­tion out­comes result­ing from actions designed to com­pen­sate for sig­nif­i­cant resid­ual adverse bio­di­ver­sity impacts aris­ing from project devel­op­ment after appro­pri­ate pre­ven­tion and mit­i­ga­tion mea­sures have been taken”. [BBOP 2009]