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Guidance on Good Practice Biodiversity Offsetting in New Zealand

Published by the Department of Conservation.

Provides non-statutory guidance for land development professionals, developers and regulators about offsetting biodiversity loss from terrestrial ecosystems. Includes the following information:

  • Context: Biodiversity in New Zealand
  • What is Biodiversity Offsetting?
  • Biodiversity Offsetting Within the New Zealand Legislative Framework
  • Key Steps Necessary for a Good Practice Biodiversity Offset
  • Offset Implementation and Monitoring


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