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How to make biodiversity surveys relevant to your project

"Measure twice, cut once". Getting biodiversity biodiversity surveys right the first time is the equivalent to this proverb. Good survey design ensures data are relevant, creates opportunities for avoidance and minimisation, and...

Chimpanzees: best practice for industry

Impacts on chimpanzees are treated very seriously by lenders and conservation stakeholders and present a material risk to projects. In this concise industry briefing note, we review why chimpanzees require a special approach and...

HCV and IFC PS6: why do the different approaches matter to industry?

PS6 and the HCV approach are both widely-used frameworks for identifying and managing biodiversity risks. Many lenders require alignment with IFC PS6, while certification systems often use the HCV framework.

Understanding ecosystem services risks and opportunities

TBC's short briefing note - Understanding ecosystem services risks and opportunities - introduces ecosystem services (ES) and explains why they are so important for all involved in development projects. We also share best practice...

Moyen Bafing Chimpanzee Offset Feasibility

This report assesses the feasibility of implementing a biodiversity offset in the Moyen Bafing landscape in Republic of Guinea in order to compensate for impacts that Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée (CBG) and Guinea Alumina Corporation (GAC) will have on the Critically Endangered Western Chimpanzee.

The Value of the IUCN Red List for Business Decision-making

A new TBC-authored paper, “The Value of the IUCN Red List for Business Decision-making”, has been published by Conservation Letters. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species provides assessments of extinction risk for over 80,000...

Government policies on biodiversity offsets

A summary of the global rise in government policies on biodiversity offsets, including the resulting risks and opportunities for industry

SADC guidelines for mainstreaming biodiversity and ecosystem services in extractive industry

Southern African Development Community guidelines for mainstreaming biodiversity and ecosystem services in the extractives industry.

Global Inventory of Biodiversity Offset Policies

Developed by TBC and IUCN, the Global Inventory on Biodiversity Offset Policies is the first online, public inventory, which aims to assist developers, as well as lenders and policy makers.