August 16, 2009

Conservation & Biodiversity Banking

The concept of biodiversity is known by many other names. Some of the common ones include biodiversity offsets, compensitory mitigation, and ecological footprint mitigation. Regardless of the terminology, however, the concept remains the same--the idea that a financial value can be assigned to biodiversity of ecological habitat, and that the market and businesses can then be used to promote conservation. This handbook explores this growing trend, explaining what it is and how it works. It provides practical guidance, tools, case studies, and analysis into conservation banking and other market economics-based approaches to conservation. The book includes discussion on the origins of conservation banking, the pros and cons of conservation in general, and the financial and legal aspects of how this kind of a system can be established and internationalized.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

Conservation & Biodiversity Banking: A Guide to Setting Up and Running Biodiversity Credit Trading Systems
ed. by Nathaniel Carroll, Jessica Fox, and Ricardo Bayon
QH 75 .C655 2008