National Trust responds to the Environment Audit Committee’s report on biodiversity offsetting

Simon Pryor, Natural Environment Director at the National Trust, said: “This report shows that Government should take the time to get biodiversity offsetting right. Offsetting could be a positive way to help avoid the loss of wildlife that can result from development – but only if it is done properly. If a system is introduced too rapidly, and without adequate testing and evidence, the prospect of a workable and supportable biodiversity offsetting system would be undermined for many years to come.”

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  1. My instinct tells me to say NO to BO, for once a financial value is placed on a landscape then those with money & power (developers & governments & not necessarily those around at the moment) will simply look for ways to cut the costs. I could even see some current politicians off-setting the off-setting! Sorry, but a government & a population, locked into five-year termism are not going to do anything different to what they’ve done over the last 20 or 30 years.

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