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The biodiversity bank cannot be a lending bank

Bekessy, Sarah; Wintle, Brendan; McCarthy, Michael; Colyvan, Mark; Burgmann, M A; Possingham, Hugh P; Lindenmayer, David B


"Offsetting" habitat destruction has widespread appeal as an instrument for balancing economic growth with biodiversity conservation. Requiring proponents to pay the nontrivial costs of habitat loss encourages sensitive planning approaches. Offsetting, biobanking, and biodiverse carbon sequestration schemes will play an important role in conserving biodiversity under increasing human pressures. However, untenable assumptions in existing schemes are undermining their benefits. Policies that...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Conservation Letters
DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-263X.2010.00110.x


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