Worldwide on-the-ground examples of Biodiversity Offsets — your help is needed!

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).

Tree row_photo by Holger OertelList 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:

  1. 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]

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!


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