Flora and Fauna International have prepared a short (less than 5 min) animation explaining the impact of human consumption on nature as well as the basic principles and functioning of biodiversity offsets. The video is simply and nicely illustrated. To watch it online, click below. And read also what FFI says about it:
What is biodiversity offsetting?
We live in a changing world.
Our growing demand for material things depends on mining, oil & gas, agriculture and infrastructure — all of which transform vast swathes of our natural world.
The question is how to manage development and economic growth while maintaining healthy, functioning ecosystems that support biodiversity and provide the essentials for life on earth.
This short animation looks at biodiversity offsetting — and asks whether it could help maintain this difficult balance.…