Methodological guide for Réunion Island

Guide méthodologique pour l'île de la Réunion, Biotope, DREAL LA Réunion.

How to offset residual impacts on biodiversity

The presentation of the compensation of residual biodiversity loss proposed in this book is fully in line with the national legislative framework and allows actors involved in Réunion Island development to better integrate the regulations in force and participate fully in preserving biodiversity in a constructive dialogue.

Réunion Island is developing at a brisk pace with a land-take rate two times higher than metropolitan France. On a small territory, this sometimes generates conflicting uses, in particular for the conservation of natural and landscaped spaces that are very attractive to tourists and that generate economic activities. This methodological guide answers the island’s need to devise “sustainable” development and to help project owners, project promoters and consultants preserve the island’s main source of wealth: its natural heritage