An Act to provide incentives and assistance to landowners in relation to the preservation and enhancement of native vegetation; to control the clearance of native vegetation; and for other purposes. This Act is published under the Legislation Revision and Publication Act 2002 and incorporates all amendments in force as at 24 November 2003.
Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the Conservation of Natural Habitats of Wild Fauna and Flora: Annex IIEuropean Union
Most species listed in this Annex are also listed in Annex IV. Where a species appears in this Annex but does not appear in either Annex IV or Annex V, the species name is followed by the symbol (o); where a species which appears in this Annex also appears in Annex V but does not […]
Credit for Conservation: A Report on Conservation Banking and Mitigation Banking in the USA , with its Applicability to New South WalesMark Sheahan
Conservation banking and mitigation banking programs in the USA provide useful examples of the development of market-based systems for habitat, native vegetation, and biodiversity. The US schemes, despite being operated in a range of jurisdictions, share a number of common components this report identifies and describes 10 essential elements of banking schemes.
The Theory and Practice of Transferring Development Rights: The Institutions for Contracting for BiodiversityTimothy Swanson
This study explains why the theory of transferable development rights, runs into difficulty because of the lack of legal bases and institutions for the transfer. The problem, in brief is that while ownership rights at a domestic level can be “un-bundled” though legal agreements such as leases or land zoning, the same can not be […]
These Guidance Notes to the Standard on Biodiversity Offsets (the Standard) have been prepared by the Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme (BBOP) to help auditors, developers, conservation groups, communities, governments and financial institutions that wish to assess biodiversity offsets against the Standard on Biodiversity Offsets.
An input paper for the IUCN Technical Study Group on Biodiversity OffsetsKerry ten Kate, Michael Crowe - Forest Trends
The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the consideration of policy options by the IUCN Technical Study Group on biodiversity offsets and the subsequent Working Group, and to provide information more broadly to governments and their advisors. It is intended as a basic introduction to policy on No Net Loss (NNL) or a […]
The task of developing bioregional planning processes which will protect biodiversity is part of Australias commitment towards a society based on principles of ecologically sustainable development (ESD). There is a wide spectrum of views about how such a society might be established, and the Federal Government is endeavouring to find a path between these, without […]
The Upper South East is now poised to benefi t from a very signifi cant investment from the National Action Plan for Salinity and Water Quality (NAP). More than $38 million from the Australian and State Governments, along with landholder contributions will have a huge impact on salinity and fl ood management in the region.
This paper focuses on biodiversity conservation planning and how it provides a useful tool for land-use planning and impact assessment in the mining sector in South Africa. The mining sector is a major landowner and land user in South Africa, and has considerable obligations in terms of our policy and legal framework to take biodiversity […]
Increasing awareness of the need for action on global warming has produced a search for ways to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and to sequester carbon to offset such emissions. At the present time nations around the globe are hotly debating whether to put into force the Kyoto Protocol, a climate control regime that mandates […]