Biodiversity Importance

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Biodiversity Importance

  1. 1. Biodiversity importance Offsetting is an exchange process. It is useful to identify the biodiversity priorities across the jurisdiction. • A function of rarity & quality, species or other attributes • Can be used to stratify:  the regulatory response  the like for like criteria  trading rules  risk factors
  2. 2. Like for like – example criterion Biodiversity Importance Very High High Vegetation or habitat type of offset The same vegetation/ habitat type in same bioregion Same vegetation/hab itat type OR a VERY HIGH type in same bioregion  Medium Low Any type in the Bioregion OR a VERY HIGH or HIGH type in same or adjacent Bioregion Graduated response  Trading Up

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