The National Mitigation Banking Conference was not the only thing making headlines this past month in biodiversity. Biodiveristy news popped up all over the place, from the US to Australia to the Caucacus. Read on for the full details in this month’s Mitigation Mail.
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14 May 2011 | Last week, US mitigation banking stakeholders gathered at the National Mitigation Banking Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. Some of the hot topics of the conference included the implementation of the 2008 final rule on compensatory mitigation, the effect of the economy and reduced federal budget on the mitigation banking industry, whether new wetland regulation guidelines would increase demand for mitigation banking, and continued frustration with data transparency from regulators. Keep your eye out on the Ecosystem Marketplace main page, where we’ll be covering these and other topics at the forefront of US biodiversity market development.
Outside of the US, we’ve just learned that the European Commission has incorporated new language on ‘no net loss’ into their EU biodiversity strategy related to meeting the 2020 goals of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
We are in the middle of collecting information on biodiversity market drivers around the world for a 2011 Update of the State of Biodiversity Markets, set to launch next month. Through the end of the month, Ecosystem Marketplace will assemble a coalition of sponsors for the 2011 report. Read more about sponsorship opportunities for the State of Biodiversity Markets: 2011 Update, or contact Becca Madsen for more information.
Finally, check out the upcoming AFF/WRI conference Ecosystem Markets: Making them Work (June 29-July 1, Madison, Wisconsin) to share experience in environmental markets with other US market participants.
Read on for the latest on incentives for biodiversity conservation around the world.
—The Ecosystem Marketplace Team
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