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Biodiversity offsetting is contentious -- here's an alternative

19:00 EST 11 Feb 2020 | AAAS

(University of Queensland) A new approach to compensate for the impact of development may be an effective alternative to biodiversity offsetting -- and help nations achieve international biodiversity targets. University of Queensland scientists say target-based ecological compensation provides greater certainty and clarity, while ensuring the management of impacts from projects like new mines, roads or housing estates directly contributes to broader conservation goals.

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