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Biodiversity credits (offsets) are attracting increasing interest as governments and the private sector seek to address biodiversity loss that occurs through development projects and activities. First used in the US in the 1970s to mitigate damage to wetlands, biodiversity offset programs have more recently been introduced more broadly. Now, more than 100 countries have enacted laws or policies that require or enable the use of biodiversity credits or are currently considering their use.
Biodiversity offsets are measurable conservation outcomes that result from actions designed to compensate for significant, residual biodiversity loss from developed projects.