On-the-ground examples of biodiversity offsets are needed as evidence and illustration for the discussion on biodiversity offsets
I am planning to compile and present real on-the-ground examples for biodiversity offsets (that should go to here).
List and individual cases
To do so, I have envisaged two things: a very simple list with worldwide on-the-ground examples of biodiversity offsets (like the one I have started here) and individual cases that will be presented in single posts.
Now, I know that while in some countries this is a pretty simple task (at least in quantitative terms, don’t get me wrong) because only a few cases exist, in others like the US, Germany and Australia because of the multitude of cases, it would be neither feasible nor make any sense to try to give an overview on all of them.
Can you help to understand what biodiversity offsets mean in practice?
Still, no matter if the system as such is quite well established and known/represented or if it’s a pilot, I am sure that real world examples increasingly help to understand what biodiversity offsets mean in practice:
- to generally understand what biodiversity offsets really are and what is out there worldwide
- what are biodiversity offsets?
- where and when are they implemented?
- who cares about them?
2. to put theory and practice into relation and to look at the results
- is there a theory-practice-gap?
- what are the tricky points?
- what is really crucial?
- and most importantly, what are the actual outcomes?
What kind of projects are best suitable?
So, I wonder, if from your experience you could present a real world biodiversity offset example in a post?! That would be tremendous. The more examples will be included here, the better!
The choice of the example(s) is of course up to you: a project that you’ve been involved in and that you know well, a very positive or negative example, a controversial one, something that is well known or something hardly ever anyone has heard of, a huge one or a small — its up to you!
How can you contribute on-the-ground examples of biodiversity offsets?
If you would like to start right away please subscribe. I will then change your role from (read only) subscriber to (read and write) contributor. Once this is done, you can log in and create your post(s). The Blog works with wordpress. By clicking on the little house in the top left corner you can (after logging in) directly access the dashboard. Then click on “posts” and “add new”. Enter your text and don’t forget to save (on the right).
Or if you prefer you can also send me something on LinkedIn or via email (marianne.darbi[at]gmx.de).
If (much to my regret) you don’t find the time for this (at least not now), please get in touch and simply name some cases for the list (name, country location, responsible and maybe a source or short description).
Looking very much forward to hear from you!