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Mitigating impacts on ecosystem services requires more than biodiversity offsets (ScienceDirect)

... the relationship between biodiversity offsets and ecosystem services affected by development projects is still poorly understood ... specific ecosystem services-oriented offset strategies are necessary and that mitigation devoted to other impacts - especially on water ... Biodiversity offsets of an iron ore mining project were reviewed ... The impacts on ecosystem services are not compensated by biodiversity offsets ... Mitigation of water-related impacts have potential to compensate for impacts on ecosystem services ... Specific ecosystem services-oriented offset actions are needed.


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