Sunday, March 16, 2014

Biodiversity Offsetting

Browsing through, I came across an article discussing the UK's plan to potentially put into action what is known as “biodiversity offsetting” which ensures “that any damage done to the environment is compensated for and that each new development will result in no net loss of biodiversity". While it sounds like it might be a good idea, there is evidence that a test run of it in Australia has provided disappointing results. Many groups are even saying that this will merely be a license for developers to build anywhere.

Even though this is related to the UK and Australia at the moment, it's still important for those in the Pacific Northwest to be aware of these issues because biodiversity is not simply a local issue, but a global one.

Take a look at the rest of the article to find out more information here: The Guardian - Biodiversity Offsetting

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