The development of a biodiversity offsetting scheme has been in the pipeline for some time, and a pilot scheme devised by Defra has recently come to an end. In essence, the Defra ‘metrics’ approach enables biodiversity credits to be calculated for habitats that will be unavoidably lost, and an equivalent value of credits provided through habitat restoration or creation to compensate for this loss.
In this article BSG Ecology partners Kirsty Kirkham and Dr Peter Shepherd explore the emerging issues in regard to biodiversity offsetting.
If you would like to discuss biodiversity offsetting please contact:
Kirsty Kirkham – Hathersage: 01433 651869
Dr Peter Shepherd – Oxford: 01865 883833