Navigation Links
Buying and selling habitats to help wildlife
Date:10/12/2007

Tradable permits are all the rage in environmental policy. They are already used internationally to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality. A group of economists and ecologists from the UK, the Netherlands and Germany, are working together to find out whether such schemes could work for wildlife too. So far, it looks promising, but probably only for cultural landscapes like farmland.

The European Commission expressed an interest in using tradable permits for wildlife conservation, in a recent green paper on market instruments in environmental policy. The paper calls it habitat banking. The idea is that each region sets a target for how much land it wants to keep for wildlife conservation, then leaves it up to the free market to find the most cost-effective way of doing it. If a developer wants to destroy valuable habitat, he or she has to purchase a permit to do so, from someone who has created a piece of valuable habitat elsewhere.

In some ways, habitat banking is similar to current policies of mitigation. European law requires developers who destroy valuable habitat to recreate something equivalent elsewhere. But according to Florian Hartig, a researcher from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) in Germany, using tradable permits is more flexible. The current mitigation policy is very strict, he says, Flexible instruments can help allocating mitigation where it is most effective.

With habitat banking, landowners who upgrade their land for wildlife get an immediate financial gain. And it would be possible for those with an interest in conservation to stockpile permits and not sell them, increasing the conservation value of the region perhaps even above the target.

A collaboration of European ecologists and economists is studying how such a market could work in theory. They presented their work last week at the European Science Foundations (ESF) first EuroDIVERSITY conference. One problem you quick
'/>"/>

Contact: Sofia Valleley
svalleley@esf.org
33-388-762-149
European Science Foundation
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Buying Time Through Hibernation on Demand
2. Could better mangrove habitats have spared lives in the 2004 tsunami?
3. Ebola virus: from wildlife to dogs
4. Controlling wildlife trade key to preventing health crises, study says
5. Viagras hidden help for wildlife
6. Afghanistan to protect wildlife and wild lands
7. UGA researchers find that hunting can increase the severity of wildlife disease epidemics
8. Pattern of human Ebola outbreaks linked to wildlife and climate
9. Manipulating nature: Scientists query wildlife birth-control method
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/18/2015)... 17, 2015 Research and Markets ( ... "Global Biometric Authentication & Identification Market: Focus ... Forecast, 2015-2020" report to their offering. ... systems market is expected to grow at an ... and generate over $25 billion (approximately) by 2020 ...
(Date:8/12/2015)... , Aug. 12, 2015  Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: ... interface solutions, today announced that four of its ... solution, have officially been named FIDO Certified™ by ... of the certification, Synaptics, Natural ID™ fingerprint solutions ... Authentication Framework (UAF) standard and are interoperable among ...
(Date:8/6/2015)... BOSTON and TELTOW, Germany ... the 2015 Siggraph Conference, SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI) ... augmented reality , based on Epson,s Moverio ... eye tracking platform. With this new solution, unprecedented quality ... multi-modal, hands-free interaction with context-sensitive displays. For the first ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Global Biometric Authentication & Identification Market 2015: Focus On Modality, Motility & Application - Estimation & Forecasts to 2020 for the $25 Billion Industry 2Synaptics Announces FIDO Certification of Natural ID Fingerprint Solutions 2Synaptics Announces FIDO Certification of Natural ID Fingerprint Solutions 3SMI Shows First Eye Tracking Upgrade for Augmented Reality Glasses 2SMI Shows First Eye Tracking Upgrade for Augmented Reality Glasses 3
... An international team of researchers has identified a ... mutation, using genome-wide association data-mining techniques and independent ... by Xiangning Chen, Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry ... University,s School of Medicine and the Virginia Institute ...
... Women tend to believe the scientific consensus on global ... a Michigan State University researcher. The findings, published ... and Environment , challenge common perceptions that men are ... "Men still claim they have a better understanding ...
... food and revenue throughout the world, contribute between US$225-$240 ... four new studies released today. Researchers also concluded that ... million people in poorer countries. This first ... fisheries was published online today in four papers as ...
Cached Biology News:VCU study: Team uncovers possible risk gene for schizophrenia 2Women more likely than men to accept global warming 2Global fisheries research finds promise and peril 2
(Date:8/31/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2015 , ... Proove Biosciences, ... County Technology Alliance Annual High Tech Awards. , Now in its 22nd year, ... products which drive innovation here, across the nation and around the world. The OC ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... PA (PRWEB) , ... August 28, 2015 , ... ... Chairman, Chuck Gardner, has organized and will present a session on chemical spectroscopic ... 2. This conference and exposition is Asia’s largest analytical and scientific instruments show ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Capital Edge Consulting , a nationwide consulting firm that ... their ranking as one of the top 5000 companies listed on the 2015 ... nation. , “It is truly an honor to be recognized as one of America’s ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - BIOREM Inc. (TSXV: BRM) ("Biorem" or "the ... ended June 30, 2015. Biorem,s complete second quarter financial statements and ... FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS: in ,000,s except earnings per shareThree-months ended , Six -months ... , 2015 , 2014 Revenue , 4,709 ... 4,433 Gross profit , 1,656 , 56 ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Proove Biosciences, Inc. Named a Finalist for 22nd OC Tech Alliance High-Tech Awards for Company of the Year 2Proove Biosciences, Inc. Named a Finalist for 22nd OC Tech Alliance High-Tech Awards for Company of the Year 3Proove Biosciences, Inc. Named a Finalist for 22nd OC Tech Alliance High-Tech Awards for Company of the Year 4U.S. Symposium on Imaging Organized by Pittcon’s Program Chairman Chuck Gardner 2U.S. Symposium on Imaging Organized by Pittcon’s Program Chairman Chuck Gardner 3Capital Edge Consulting Makes Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies 2Capital Edge Consulting Makes Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies 3BIOREM Reports $718,000 Net Earnings for the Second Quarter 2BIOREM Reports $718,000 Net Earnings for the Second Quarter 3
... researchers have made a breakthrough in understanding the effect ... pollution. The discovery could lead to more accurate forecasting ... Anderson. , Crozier is an associate professor in ASU,s ... College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Ira ...
... Verenium Corporation,(Nasdaq: VRNM ), a leading developer ... development of high-performance specialty enzymes, announced,today that Gerald ... at,the upcoming Canaccord Adams 28th Annual Global Growth ... a.m. ET on Thursday, August 14,and will take ...
... Monogram,Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: MGRM ) announced today that ... an update on the company,s business,at the Thomas Weisel ... a.m. (Eastern Time) at the Four Seasons Hotel in ... the subsequent archived,recording, log on to http://www.monogrambio.com ...
Cached Biology Technology:Forward step in forecasting global warming 2Forward step in forecasting global warming 3Verenium Corporation to Present at Canaccord Adams 28th Annual Global Growth Conference 2Verenium Corporation to Present at Canaccord Adams 28th Annual Global Growth Conference 3Monogram Biosciences to Present at the Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference 2008 2
Mouse Activin RIB/ALK-4 MAb (Clone 207304)...
... 19 x 29 cm, 1. One ... staining of Coomassie Blue or silver-stain gels ... blots for high sensitivity ECL detection and ... volume, and processing time.Proven design for consistent, ...
Cytidine 5'-Triphosphate, Sodium (CTP), 1 g. Category: Nucleotides & Enzymes & Biochemicals, Nucleotides, Additional Nucleotide Products....
... Reagent Pack, 1. Contains reagents for ... mouse and rabbit primary antibodies. Designed for ... reagents are not included, but the system ... Category: Blotting & Labeling & Detection, ...
Biology Products: