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We are currently engaged in a number of biodiversity-rich countries, working to support the development of policy frameworks for no net loss of biodiversity across all sectors of the economy. For example:
Over the last decade, Forest Trends' Biodiversity Initiative has been directly engaged with 20 governments and 17 companies and numerous banks in developing no net loss and biodiversity mitigation programs.
- Guinea, Madagascar, Mozambique and Uganda: As part of the COMBO project with WCS and Biotope, Forest Trends is helping the governments identify, analyze and introduce no net loss policies and develop compensation mechanisms with companies. This will improve mitigation and help fund agreed conservation priorities.
- Peru has committed to a No Net Loss policy and is establishing the institutions and mechanisms to implement it. Forest Trends has been a key advisor in this process.
- Papua New Guinea, with help from Forest Trends, is exploring options for new and improved systems of mitigation (including biodiversity offsets) that will support the rights and livelihoods of customary landowners, offer clarity to developers and help build the protected area system.
- Sabah's Forestry Department is working with support from Forest Trends to design and implement a Net Gain policy framework in this Malaysian State with its incredible biodiversity.
We welcome the opportunity to work with other motivated governments, companies, financial institutions and conservation organizations seeking to adapt successful models for no net loss resource use and green growth.
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