Good Practices for the Collection of Biodiversity Baseline Data
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This document is produced for corporations, lenders, regulators, and others involved in conducting Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIAs). It summarizes "good practices" for biodiversity baseline studies that support biodiversity-inclusive impact assessment and management planning in ESIAs. This document is based on a review and synthesis of various reports and guidance documents from multi-lateral financing institutions (MFIs), government regulators, industry associations, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). It is not intended to replace ESIA guidance, but rather to supplement it where biodiversity is not adequately covered. This document is a companion to Good Practices for Biodiversity-Inclusive Impact Assessment and Management Planning.