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The Business and Biodiversity Offsets Program - BBOP

The Business and Biodiversity Offsets Program (BBOP) is a partnership between companies, governments and conservation experts to explore biodiversity offsets. We are:

* Demonstrating conservation and livelihood outcomes in a portfolio of biodiversity offset pilot projects;

* Developing, testing, and disseminating best practice on biodiversity offsets; and

* Contributing to policy and corporate developments on biodiversity offsets so they meet conservation and business objectives.

The BBOP partners wish to show, through a portfolio of pilot projects in a range of industry sectors, that biodiversity offsets can help achieve significantly more, better and more cost-effective conservation outcomes than normally occurs in infrastructure development. The BBOP partners also believe that demonstrating no net loss of biodiversity can help companies secure their license to operate and manage their costs and liabilities.