Biodiversity Offsets – The Latest on the Law

31 Oct 13

Our August 2010 Resource Management Journal article commented on developments in the area of biodiversity offsets and environmental compensation. The 2010 update referred to the Environment Court decisions in Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society Inc v Gisborne District Council and Lower Waitaki River Management Society v Canterbury Regional Council in which the Environment Court further developed the principles that should inform a decision on biodiversity offsets.

Since 2010, the application of biodiversity offsets has been considered by the Environment Court, High Court and Boards of Inquiry on a number of occasions. This note comments on these recent decisions in terms of the following issues:  …

To read the full paper click the link: Biodiversity offsets -the latest on the law

Prepared by Maree Baker-Galloway.