Voluntary biodiversity offset strategies in Madagascar

Bidaud, C. and Hrabanski, M. and Meral, P. (2015) Voluntary biodiversity offset strategies in Madagascar. Ecosystems, 15. pp. 181-189. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2015.02.011

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In this article we examine the institutional strategies and methods of biodiversity offset calculation employed by two mining companies in Madagascar. Much like the REDD+ mechanisms, these environmental projects are based on estimations of the past and predictions of the future, and require validation by international experts. They incorporate a set of standard indicators adapted to the affected habitats, and specially developed units of measurement to demonstrate ecological equivalence. The complex and diverse mitigation portfolios of these companies include aspects of both in-kind and financial compensation, and allow the combination of different types of programs that may be developed directly by the company or delegated to conservation non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Research Publications
Departments: College of Natural Sciences > School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2015 03:18
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2015 03:18
ISSN: 2212-0416
URI: http://e.bangor.ac.uk/id/eprint/5907
Identification Number: DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2015.02.011
Publisher: Elsevier
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