The Privatisation of Biodiversity? New Approaches to Conservation Law

Colin T. Reid, Walters Nsoh

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Current regulatory approaches have not prevented the loss of biodiversity across the world. This book explores the scope to strengthen conservation by using different legal mechanisms such as biodiversity offsetting, payment for ecosystem services and conservation covenants, as well as tradable development rights and taxation. The authors discuss how such mechanisms introduce elements of a market approach as well as private sector initiative and resources. They show how examples already in operation serve to highlight the design challenges, legal, technical and ethical, that must be overcome if these mechanisms are to be effective and widely accepted.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages288
ISBN (Electronic)9781783474448
ISBN (Print)9781783474431
Publication statusPublished - 26 Aug 2016

Publication series

NameNew Horizons in Environmental and Energy Law
PublisherEdward Elgar


  • Biodiversity law
  • Conservation
  • Payment for ecosystem services
  • Biodiversity offsetting
  • Conservation easements


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