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: 1844078140

ISBN-13: 9781844078141

Pub. Date: 09/28/2009

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. This handbook

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. Published with Ecosystem Marketplace

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844078141
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/2009
Series:
Environmental Market Insights Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Forewords by Tom Albanese and Stephanie Meeks
• Part I: Overview
• Introduction
• History and Theory: The Origin and Evolution of Conservation Banking
• The Advantages and Opportunities
• The Pitfalls and Challenges
• Part II: Establishing A Conservation Bank
• Ecological Considerations
• Legal Considerations
• Regulatory Considerations
• Business Considerations
• Financial Considerations
• Part III: State of the Art
• Fish Banking
• Getting Two for One: Opportunities and Challenges in Credit Stacking
• The Marine Leap: Conservation Banking and the Brave New World
• Part IV: Going Global
• Biodiversity Offsets
• Australia's Biodiversity Credits
• Part V: Conclusion
• The Future of Biodiversity Offset Banking
• Index

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