Improving

Marine Biodiversity Offsets

Biodiversity offsets are a regulatory mechanism to mitigate the environmental damages of development activities

Funded by the

Australian Department of the Environment Reef Trust

Reef Trust Offsets Calculator and Plan

DRAFT for comment available until 3 February 2017

Funded by the

Australian National Environmental Science Program

Prototype Financial Calculator for the Reef Trust

 

In collaboration with the University of Queensland and James Cook University, we are developing a prototype finanical caluclator for marine biodiversity offsets voluntarily delivered through the Reef Trust.

 

Draft available in July 2016.

Collaborative research led by Dr. Alana Grech

Ports & Shipping have large impacts on the Great Barrier Reef.

 

This research outlines how to improve the management of ports and shipping in the region.

 

 

Funded by the

Australian Department of the Environment

In collaboration with The Biodiversity Consutancy, the University of Queensland, and James Cook University, we provided guidance to the Depatrment of the Environment on improving marine biodiversity offsets.

 

Report available upon request.

 

 

Funded by the

ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies & the Australian National Environmental Science Program

Biodiversity offsets are necessary, but they are currently not effective.

 

This research outlined 9 recommendations to improve the assessment, design, and implementation of offsets in the Great Barrier Reef Region.

 

Collaborators: Dr. Bob Pressey & Dr. Natalie Stoeckl