Promoting Biodiversity Net Gain in Western Australia
Findings from an IUCN independent review with Newmont in Western Australia
There is a growing awareness among governments and the private sector that conservation and development need to go hand in hand. International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) promotes the mitigation hierarchy approach with a net gain target for biodiversity in all landscape planning. By applying IUCN’s Review Protocol on biodiversity net gain at different sites, both Newmont Goldcorp Corporation (Newmont Goldcorp) and IUCN are on a journey to explore the challenges and opportunities of scaling up such approaches across the private sector.