Conservation and Biodiversity Banking: A Guide to Setting Up and Running Biodiversity Credit Trading Systems

1st Edition

Nathaniel Carroll, Jessica Fox, Ricardo Bayon

Routledge
Published July 16, 2009
Reference - 320 Pages
ISBN 9781844078141 - CAT# Y122964
Series: Environmental Market Insights

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Summary

The conservation of biodiversity is now big business. Whether called conservation banking, species banking, habitat banking, biodiversity banking, biodiversity offsets, compensatory mitigation or ecological footprint offsetting, the idea of financially valuing biodiversity and using the market and businesses to promote conservation is growing rapidly. This handbook is a comprehensive guide to conservation banking, explaining what it is and how it works. Written by leading ecosystem market experts, the book provides practical guidance, tools, case studies, analysis and insights into conservation banking and other market-based approaches to conservation. Coverage includes the origins of conservation banking, the pros and cons for conservation, how conservation banking works in reality, the legal, practical and financial aspects of setting up and running a conservation bank and how 'biodiversity off-sets' can be internationalized. Published with Ecosystem Marketplace

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