RM Journal

Biodiversity offsets: The latest on the law

Our August 2010 Resource Management Journal article “Biodiversity offsets — A Suggested way Forward” commented on developments in the area of biodiversity offsets and environmental compensation.

This 2010 update referred to the Environment Court decisions in Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society Inc v Gisborne District Council and Lower Waitaki River Management Society v Canterbury Regional Council in which the 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.

Read more in the November 2013 issue of the RM Journal.