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EDO LawJam3: Environmental Offsets!

16 January, 2014

As part of our series of free legal information seminars, join us for LawJam3 where we will be discussing the controversial topic of biodiversity offsets.

  • When: Monday, 3 February, 6.00pm to 8.00pm
  • Where: New Farm Library public meeting room. 135 Sydney Street.

Biodiversity offsetting, or 'bio-compensation' put quite simply, is the process where developers who damage or destroy a habitat of conservational value must then buy or develop a ‘bio-credit’ to compensate for that loss elsewhere.

EDO Qld's Education Solicitor Evan Hamman will shed some light on Queensland’s current offsets policies and then our special guest speaker, Conservation Scientist at WWF-Australia Martin Taylor, will discuss offsets in the context of vegetation and the Great Barrier Reef.

If you attended LawJam1 or 2, this will be new information – and you know it will be good! If it’s your first time, here’s your chance to enjoy a free, informal seminar on environmental law in the public interest, EDO Qld-style.

RSVP by Fri 31 January 2014 to edoqld@edo.org.au or call (07) 3211 4466.

PLEASE NOTE: Space is limited. If you book and discover that you can not make it, please let us know so we can give your space to someone on our waiting list.

Environmental Defenders Office Queensland (EDO Qld) gives a strong legal voice to the environment when needed most.

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