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

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

by Nathaniel Carroll
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1844074714

ISBN-13: 9781844074716

Pub. Date: 12/28/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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.

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844074716
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/2007
Series:
Environmental Market Insights Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
0.62(w) x 0.92(h) x 1.12(d)

Table of Contents

Forewords   Tom Albanese   Stephanie Meeks     vii
List of Authors     xi
Acknowledgements     xvi
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations     xvii
List of Figures, Tables and Boxes     xix
Overview     1
Introduction   Ricardo Bayon   Nathaniel Carroll   Jessica Fox     4
History and Theory: The Origin and Evolution of Conservation Banking   Deborah L. Mead     9
The Advantages and Opportunities   Wayne White     33
The Pitfalls and Challenges   Deborah Fleischer   Jessica Fox     43
Establishing a Conservation Bank     51
Ecological Considerations   Robert Bonnie   David S. Wilcove     53
Legal Considerations   Royal C. Gardner     69
Regulatory Considerations   Susan Hill     89
Business Considerations   Craig Denisoff     109
Financial Considerations   Sherry Teresa     127
State of the Art     157
Fish Banking   Tom Cannon   Howard Brown     159
Getting Two for One: Opportunities and Challenges in Credit Stacking   JessicaFox     171
The Marine Leap: Conservation Banking and the Brave New World   Tundi Agardy     181
Going Global     187
Biodiversity Offsets   Kerry ten Kate   Mira Inbar     189
Australia's Biodiversity Credits   James Shields     205
Conclusion     221
The Future of Biodiversity Offset Banking   Nathaniel Carroll   Ricardo Bayon   Jessica Fox     223
US Federal Guidance for Conservation Banks     227
Template for a Conservation Bank Agreement     249
Template for a Bank's Conservation Easement     267
Template for a Credit Sales Agreement     281
Index     289

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