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Moving from Biodiversity Offsets to a Target-Based Approach for Ecological Compensation

November 25, 2020

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Country-level contributions that contribute to an overall no-net-loss goal of biodiversity is one of the issues that groups are pushing for at 2021 Convention on Biological Diversity. In a paper published in Conservation Letters, TNC suggests that given the wide variation in ecosystem depletion and drivers, these could vary from Net Gain (for countries where restoration is needed), to Managed Net Loss (in rare circumstances where natural ecosystems remain extensive and human development imperative is greatest).

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