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Conservation goals may be stymied by a lack of land for biodiversity offsetting


Developers may struggle to find enough land to offset the biodiversity impacts of future development, according to a University of Queensland study.

UQ’s Dr Laura Sonter said the challenges were evident worldwide and could significantly limit the ability to achieve global conservation goals.

“Most countries now have offsetting policies requiring developers to revegetate or protect areas of habitat and ecosystems, to compensate for biodiversity losses caused by their projects,” Dr Sonter said. MORE

Header image: Elephants crossing paths with infrastructure in Uganda. Credit: Dr Laura Sonter.

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