Major dams and the challenge of achieving “No Net Loss” of biodiversity in the tropics

The principle of “No Net Loss” (NNL)—under which biodiversity impacts of development projects are quantified and fully mitigated—is being increasingly applied to large infrastructure development worldwide, including dams. The authors discuss the impacts of major tropical dams and associated implementation of NNL policies and outline three major challenges in achieving NNL.

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Jones, I. L. and J. W. Bull

Publication Date

10 September 2019

Publication Name

Sustainable Development


biodiversity offsets, conservation, food security, hydropower, river connectivity, sustainability