SHORT INFO: Biodiversity offsetting – learning from success and failure

What’s it about in short: Can bio­di­ver­sity off­set­ting really help us com­pen­sate for envi­ron­men­tal dam­age caused by devel­op­ment, or is it just a licence to trash? Fauna & Flora International’s David Marsh looks at some of the lessons we have learned … Con­tinue read­ing

Follow up on Biodiversity offsetting public forum in the Niagara region (Canada)

I had announced the pub­lic forum on bio­di­ver­sity off­set­ting in the Nia­gara region (Canada) yes­ter­day. If you could not par­tic­i­pate and are nev­er­the­less inter­ested in the results, have a look at the youtube video and see also some pho­tos on … Con­tinue read­ing

Biodiversity offsetting public forum in the Niagara region (Canada) on January 27, 2016

Here’s some last minute infor­ma­tion on a pub­lic forum on bio­di­ver­sity off­set­ting in the Nia­gara region (Canada). The pub­lic forum will be a vehi­cle for cit­i­zens to voice their opin­ion and ask ques­tions relat­ing to off­set­ting. Date: Wednes­day, Jan­u­ary 27, 2015 Time: 6:30 pm … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO: Biodiversity offsets — a balancing act

What’s it about in short: Steve Edwards of IUCN’s Busi­ness and Bio­di­ver­sity Pro­gramme explains how gov­ern­ment and busi­ness are look­ing at ways to com­pen­sate for the impacts of devel­op­ment on bio­di­ver­sity. When was it released: Jan­u­ary 15, 2015 By whom: IUCN More … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO: The pros and cons of biodiversity offsets

What’s it about in short: arti­cle based on an inter­view with Ariel Brun­ner (BirdLife Europe) on the pros and cons of bio­di­ver­sity off­sets When was it released: Sep­tem­ber 7, 2015 By whom: IUCN More info: … Con­tinue read­ing

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 — Biodiversity offsetting: challenges in theory and practice — talk by Prof EJ Milner-Gulland

What’s it about in short: sem­i­nar and talk by Prof EJ Milner-Gulland on bio­di­ver­sity off­set­ting at Swansea Uni­ver­sity (UK), April 23, 2015 When was it released: April 22, 2015 By whom: Luca Borger More info: … Con­tinue read­ing