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The anatomy of a failed offset

Lindenmayer, David B.; Crane, Mason J.; Evans, M. C.; Maron, M.; Gibbons, P.; Bekessy, S.; Blanchard, Wade


Biodiversity offsetting is widely applied but its effectiveness is rarely assessed. We evaluated the effectiveness of a nest box program intended to offset clearing of hollow-bearing trees associated with a freeway the upgrade in southern Australia. The offset targeted three threatened vertebrates: squirrel glider (Petaurus norfolcensis), brown treecreeper (Climacteris picumnus) and superb parrot (Polytelis swainsonii). Clearing led to the loss of 587 tree hollows and the offset was the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Biological Conservation
DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2017.04.022
Access Rights: Open Access


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