Overheard at the National Mitigation and Ecosystem Banking Conference

“One of the priorities of the National Mitigation Banking Association is to try to get some teeth into the [Endangered Species Act]. If all regulators had to require conservation and mitigation measures, we’d have a thriving market. The agencies that are designed to protect these species are missing these opportunities.”

– Craig Denisoff, “Alternatives to Banking” Session, in response to an audience question about why habitat credit trading systems are not active in the Southeast, despite dozens of species listings.

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