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Technical conditions for positive outcomes from biodiversity offsets

An input paper for the IUCN Technical Study Group on Biodiversity Offsets

By John Pilgrim, Jonathan Ekstrom - The Biodiversity Consultancy, The Biodiversity Consultancy
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We assess the conditions under which biodiversity offsets benefit biodiversity and achieve no net loss, asking two key questions: i. Under what conditions do biodiversity offset approaches provide positive outcomes for biodiversity, irrespective of the concept of no net loss? ii. Under what conditions is it possible to achieve no net loss through the implementation of biodiversity offsets?

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