NEW REPORT: Valuing Nature: Protected Areas and Ecosystem Services

Author(s): (Edi­tors:) Pene­lope Fig­gis, Bren­dan Mackey, James Fitzsi­mons, Jason Irv­ing and Pepe Clarke Title: Valu­ing Nature: Pro­tected Areas and Ecosys­tem Ser­vices Year: 2015 In: IUCN Aus­tralia SCIENCE INFORMING POLICY SYMPOSIUM SERIES Pages: 140. Pub­li­ca­tion type: report Lan­guage: Eng­lish Source: … Con­tinue read­ing

BBOP webinar next Thursday, July 30, 2015: The Impacts of Biodiversity Offsets on Protected Areas

There’s another BBOP webi­nar upcom­ing for next week, Thurs­day, July 30. This time the topic is: “The Impacts of Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets on Pro­tected Areas”. Leon Ben­nun of The Bio­di­ver­sity Con­sul­tancy asks under what cir­cum­stances, and sub­ject to what con­di­tions, are pro­tected … 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

Will offsets save or sink Protected Areas? — New paper by Pilgrim and Bennun

This is a guest post by The Bio­di­ver­sity Con­sul­tancy, a UK-based con­sul­tancy spe­cial­ized in bio­di­ver­sity off­sets. This  is the expres­sion of the author’s thoughts and expe­ri­ences and as such is acknowl­edged as a fruit­ful con­tri­bu­tion to the dis­cus­sion on bio­di­ver­sity … Con­tinue read­ing