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#91 August 2015

Perverse incentives may yield unintended biodiversity outcomes
Using ‘backcasting’ to improve conservation and offsets policy
And the importance of scientific advocacy in shaping long-term policy

Offsets in the system

This issue is a systems view of biodiversity offsets...

Offsetting in the context of policy

What happens to the theory when it hits the real world?

Could well-designed offset policies actually increase loss?

Perverse incentives may yield unintended biodiversity outcomes

Step forward then look back

Using ‘backcasting’ to improve conservation and offsets policy

Of apples, oranges and offsets

And the importance of scientific advocacy in shaping long-term policy

Offset policies don’t work

So maybe we should be weighing up the alternatives

Offsets in Decision Point

A selection of stories that have appeared in Decision Point on biodiversity offsets over the years

NGOs on offsets & recovery

New report on recovery planning

Offsets entrench the decline of Carnaby’s black-cockatoo

In spite of clear advice of the species recovery plan, Carnaby’s downward trajectory has been allowed to continue...

Legal & institutional dimensions of biodiversity offsetting

A joint CEED and CSIRO workshop (ANU, January 2015)

Orangutans: reintroduction vs habitat preservation

The best strategies for maintaining orangutan populations

Restoring native veg in an agricultural landscape

A model to meet these challenges

The biodiversity impact of converting farmland to plantation

A unique experiment to investigate the impacts