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By Michael Jones

‘Biodiversity’ at its easiest, refers back to the number of species inhabiting Planet Earth. it's necessary to the future health of the planet. there's now a systematic consensus round the present ongoing problem in biodiversity coming up from either weather switch and human actions. specialists think we're in the course of a mass extinction of biodiversity with devastating results for our planet.

Accounting for Biodiversity

explores the necessity for firms to actively defend, preserve and increase biodiversity inside of their sphere of operation. The 14 chapters written by way of a particular staff of specialists examine the ways that businesses are embracing their accountability via various biodiversity tasks and cutting edge types designed to enhance the recording, reporting and valuing of biodiversity. worldwide case stories examine biodiversity accounting in Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe and South the USA. total, this ebook offers a complete set of reflections on accounting for biodiversity and suggestions for the longer term.

This publication is vital examining for all these drawn to the contribution that accounting could make to the upkeep of biodiversity. As we see expanding know-how of the significance of sustainability and ecological accountability in enterprise task it's proper and will end up informative to scholars, managers, accountants and people in company extra as a rule. it's also vital for all these attracted to preserving biodiversity.

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35). The Wildlife Works project has achieved this by demonstrating that the project area meets the criteria by having “at least a single individual” (CCBA, 2008, p. 35) of Grevy’s Zebra and of African Hunting Dogs, both of which are classed as endangered by the IUCN Red List. In addition, it meets the criteria by having “at least 30 individuals” (CCBA, 2008, p. 35) of cheetah and lion, both of which are classed as vulnerable by the IUCN Red List. 5. Discussion Wildlife Works’ goal is to protect and conserve the biodiversity of the Kasigau Corridor.

441). The legal regulation from the Kyoto Protocol, enforced by a collective of governments, has resulted in the real flows of economic benefits between economic entities. These flows have consequently been recognised in the financial accounting of those companies concerned (Cook, 2009). This financial accounting thus makes visible the real cost – the effect on net profits – to companies of emitting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Black boxes Markets are characterised by the generation and circulation of numbers amongst actors.

The key practices represented in the data were extracted and synthesised so as to be able to test and develop the explanatory power of the theoretical underpinnings, presented above, of the market construction approach to accounting for biodiversity. , 2009) of the project’s calculations, of the REDD concept, or of market construction as an approach to accounting for biodiversity. , 2010). This paper does not seek to enter into that debate. The paper’s unique contribution is to describe and analyse a case in which market construction has been used to bring biodiversity conservation into financial accounting calculation.

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