Conservation hierarchy


The conservation hierarchy is based on the mitigation hierarchy approach to managing the biodiversity risks of development and includes the same hierarchy of four steps: Avoid, Minimise, Restore/Remediate and Offset. However, while the mitigation hierarchy deals with each step reactively to reduce and control negative impacts, the conservation hierarchy goes beyond compensating for impacts and approaches each step proactively, including Additional Conservation Actions towards a particular conservation goal 1.

Sinclair et al. 1