Waeber 2012. Journal Madagascar Conservation & Development

Biodiversity offsetting – en vogue in Madagascar?

Patrick O. Waeber


Editorial for 7:3


mining; biodiversity offsetting; compensatory mechanism; exploitation minière; compensation; impacts; biodiversité

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