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Offsets for land clearing: No net loss or the tail wagging the dog?

Gibbons, Philip; Lindenmayer, David

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Offsets (also known as mitigation banks, compensatory habitat, set-asides) is a policy instrument recently introduced in several States in Australia to permit some land clearing while striving for no net loss in the extent and condition of native vegetation overall. Offsetting is criticized with respect to the amount of gain required to compensate for losses from clearing, the equivalence of losses and gains, the time lag between losses and gains and a poor record of compliance. Despite these...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/26773
Source: Ecological Management and Restoration
DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-8903.2007.00328.x

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