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Faustian bargains? Restoration realities in the context of biodiversity offset policies

Maron, Martine; Hobbs, Richard; Moilanen, Atte; Matthews, Jeffrey W.; Christie, Kimberly; Gardner, Toby A.; Keith, David A.; McAlpine, Clive; Lindenmayer, David B


The science and practice of ecological restoration are increasingly being called upon to compensate for the loss of biodiversity values caused by development projects. Biodiversity offsetting-compensating for losses of biodiversity at an impact site by generating ecologically equivalent gains elsewhere-therefore places substantial faith in the ability of restoration to recover lost biodiversity. Furthermore, the increase in offset-led restoration multiplies the consequences of failure to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Biological Conservation
DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2012.06.003


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