‘Can offsetting really compensate for biodiversity loss?’
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‘Can offsetting really compensate for biodiversity loss?’. Developers could be allowed to destroy ancient woodland if they agree to plant 100 trees for each one felled, Owen Paterson the Environment Secretary has said.

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Can offsetting really compensate for biodiversity loss

‘Can offsetting really compensate for biodiversity loss?’

  • Developers could be allowed to destroy ancient woodland if they agree to plant 100 trees for each one felled, Owen Paterson the Environment Secretary has said.

  • He also said that ‘biodiversity offsetting’ could apply to 400-year-old woodland.

  • Under the scheme, the destruction of a wildlife habitat is balanced by funding for environmental improvements in other locations.


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