There is a tremendous opportunity today to secure biodiversity conservation and business benefits through the appropriate use of biodiversity offsets. Many companies are actively seeking partnerships with governments and conservation groups to address the environmental impacts of their activities and to enhance their contribution to biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. The Business and Biodiversity Offsets […]
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.
To ensure that offsets contribute effectively towards reconciling development and conservation and achieving no net loss of biodiversity, it is essential to have a clear understanding of the key ingredients are for meeting this goal. This guidance document reviews the key conditions and considerations that underpin no net loss. A conceptual framework and decision-making process […]
Portuguese Translation of BBOP Standard
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.