While it’s no longer the International Year of Biodiversity, news on financial incentives for biodiversity conservation has not slowed. One noticeable change is less emphasis on global or multilateral initiatives and more news percolating from the country-level. Also inside Mitigation Mail is the latest update on Speciesbanking.com, a portal to information on biodiversity offset and compensation programs.
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7 February 2010 | While it’s no longer the International Year of Biodiversity, news on financial incentives for biodiversity conservation has not slowed. One noticeable change is less emphasis on global or multilateral initiatives and more news percolating from the country-level. Like the UK, which is in the midst of drafting a biodiversity policy. Or Vietnam, which has had successful experience in a pilot Payment for Forest Environmental Services mechanism and a new Environmental Compensation Decree.
No matter where you live, SpeciesBanking.com will soon be your global portal to information on biodiversity offset and compensation programs around the world as we launch an expanded information portal next month. Along with the US conservation banks already featured on SpeciesBanking.com, we’ll add information on the programs and policies that drive offset, compensation, and banking around the world as well as details on individual biodiversity banks.
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Read on for more news on incentives for biodiversity conservation.
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