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Counterintuitive Proposals for Trans-boundary Ecological Compensation Under ‘No Net Loss’ Biodiversity Policy

Bull, Joseph, Abatayo, Anna Lou, Strange, Niels (2017) Counterintuitive Proposals for Trans-boundary Ecological Compensation Under ‘No Net Loss’ Biodiversity Policy. Ecological Economics, 142 . pp. 185-193. ISSN 0921-8009. E-ISSN 1873-6106. (doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2017.06.010) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:63798)

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Abstract

‘No net loss’ (NNL) policies involve quantifying biodiversity impacts associated with economic development, and implementing commensurate conservation gains to balance losses. Local stakeholders are often affected by NNL biodiversity trades. But to what extent are NNL principles intuitive to stakeholders when they are not experts? We surveyed 691 students with limited or no knowledge of NNL policy across three countries, eliciting perceptions of what constitutes sufficient ecological compensation for forest habitat losses from infrastructure development.

Our findings suggest that, under certain circumstances, international biodiversity trades could deserve consideration. The findings also support proposals to incorporate social considerations into compensation ratios for NNL. Wherever the rationale underlying NNL is discovered to be counterintuitive insofar as relevant stakeholders are concerned, careful communication of policy intentions is required.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2017.06.010
Uncontrolled keywords: Biodiversity offset, Counterfactual, Mitigation hierarchy, Multiplier
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Joseph Bull
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2017 08:37 UTC
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2020 09:04 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/63798 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Bull, Joseph: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7337-8977
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