In a world where human activities constantly put pressure on the natural world, mitigating the impact on biodiversity becomes more important than ever. At Marillion Exchange, we take this challenge seriously, offering effective solutions through our Biodiversity Credits Mitigation Banking platform.
Mitigation banking is a conservation approach aimed at offsetting the adverse impacts of development projects on the environment. When a development activity, such as land development, mining, or infrastructure construction, disrupts natural habitats, it can lead to the loss of valuable ecosystems and biodiversity.
To compensate for these losses, mitigation banking creates “conservation credits.” These credits are generated by restoring, enhancing, or preserving ecologically valuable land elsewhere. For example, a mining company that impacts a wetland may be required to restore or protect a similar wetland in a different location to earn mitigation credits.
Property developers, mining companies, oil and gas companies, and other entities can purchase these conservation credits from mitigation banks to offset the environmental damage caused by their projects. The funds generated from the sale of credits are then used to finance the restoration and protection of ecologically significant areas.
Mitigation banking provides a vital mechanism for balancing human development with nature conservation. By participating in mitigation banking, companies can fulfill regulatory requirements, meet environmental compliance standards, and contribute to the preservation of wildlife habitats and biodiversity. It ensures that industries play a role in maintaining the delicate ecological balance and contribute to a sustainable future for our planet.
Discover a groundbreaking opportunity to drive positive environmental impact and take part in the preservation of our planet’s precious biodiversity. Marillion introduces an innovative environmental offset program that enables financing of crucial conservation and restoration projects upfront, powered by the sale of biodiversity and mitigation credits. By investing in these credits, you become a catalyst for positive change and a guardian of our natural ecosystems
Explore the concept of biodiversity and mitigation banking, and how investing in these areas can support vital conservation efforts
Biodiversity is the incredible variety of life on Earth, including all living organisms from plants and animals to microorganisms. It forms the foundation of healthy ecosystems, supporting the intricate web of interactions that sustain life. Biodiversity plays a critical role in providing essential ecosystem services, such as pollination, water purification, climate regulation, and soil fertility, which are crucial for human well-being and the health of our planet.
However, human activities, such as deforestation, habitat destruction, pollution, and climate change, have led to unprecedented biodiversity loss. Species extinction rates are currently hundreds of times higher than natural background rates, threatening the delicate balance of ecosystems worldwide. This rapid loss of biodiversity has serious consequences for human societies, as it reduces the resilience of ecosystems to environmental changes and compromises the availability of natural resources.
Conserving biodiversity is a global imperative, and efforts are being made at various levels to protect endangered species, preserve critical habitats, and restore degraded ecosystems. Biodiversity conservation initiatives focus on safeguarding vulnerable species, establishing protected areas, promoting sustainable land and resource management practices, and raising awareness about the importance of biodiversity in maintaining ecological balance.
Marillion is committed to contributing to biodiversity conservation through our innovative environmental offset program. By investing in biodiversity credits, you actively support conservation efforts and the protection of vulnerable species and habitats. These credits help fund initiatives that restore and preserve natural ecosystems, creating a positive impact on biodiversity at a global scale.
Through our program, we aim to promote sustainable practices and responsible development, fostering a harmonious relationship between human activities and the natural world. By recognizing the value of biodiversity and taking action to conserve it, we can ensure a more sustainable future for generations to come. Together, let’s protect the incredible diversity of life on Earth and preserve the vital ecosystems that sustain us all.
Companies engaging in various industries, particularly those with significant environmental impacts, often have a substantial biodiversity footprint arising from their activities and supply chains.
The concept of biodiversity conservation highlights the importance for companies to address their impact on natural ecosystems and species diversity.
To offset their biodiversity footprint and promote conservation efforts, companies can participate in biodiversity credit programs.
Biodiversity credits allow companies to invest in initiatives that contribute to the protection and restoration of natural habitats and vulnerable species.
By purchasing biodiversity credits, companies support projects that restore ecosystems, establish protected areas, and promote sustainable land and resource management practices.
The funds from these biodiversity credits are used to implement projects such as:
Marillion introduces a unique opportunity to invest in wildlife conservation initiatives in Africa’s vast and biodiverse ranch lands. By participating in these projects, investors can play a crucial role in preserving and protecting the region’s iconic wildlife and diverse ecosystems.
Through these targeted investments, Marillion aims to create a harmonious synergy between wildlife conservation, sustainable tourism, and community development. Investors have the opportunity to be a part of a transformative journey that safeguards Africa’s natural heritage for generations to come. Together, we can nurture a thriving ecosystem that supports both wildlife and communities, contributing to a brighter and more sustainable future for our planet.
Choose the desired number of hectares you wish to invest in for generating mitigation credits. • Marillion are already implementing a comprehensive conservation plan through activities such as regenerative wildlife practices, wetland restoration, habitat creation, and wildlife conservation efforts. These actions are continuously improving the ecological health of the land, making it eligible for generating mitigation credits. As an investor, you have two options for credit sales:
Third-Party Verification: Independent verification is essential. Reputable environmental organizations and national parks will verify the ecological benefits achieved through restoration and protection activities.
Credit Generation and Certification: After successful verification, the hectares will generate certified mitigation credits. Each credit represents a specific amount of ecological benefit resulting from the conservation efforts undertaken.
Credit Sales to Companies: MarillionEx will market the mitigation credits to construction and mining companies seeking to offset their environmental impacts. These companies can purchase the credits from Marillion, allowing them to comply with regulatory requirements while supporting conservation initiatives.
Returns on Investment: As an investor, you will receive returns based on the sale or leasing of mitigation credits. The value of the credits will depend on market demand and the ecological significance of the protected and enhanced hectares.
Continued Stewardship: For those choosing the renewable leasing option, maintaining ongoing stewardship and care of the protected land will be essential to ensure the persistence of ecological benefits over time. Continued monitoring and management will be in place to preserve the value of the mitigation credits.
Environmental Impact and Profit: By investing in mitigation credits per hectare, you play a vital role in biodiversity conservation and wildlife protection. Simultaneously, your investment yields financial returns through credit sales or leasing, contributing to a sustainable future while generating profits for your investment portfolio.
Investing in mitigation credits per hectare offers a compelling opportunity to combine financial gain with environmental stewardship, making a positive impact on both the planet and your investment portfolio.
Biodiversity offsets only come into effect in year two and are marketed and traded on a lease basis generating income for 20 years . The owner has an option for an outright sale of the Biodiversity offset.
Carbon offsets are calculated at 1.5 tons per hectare using a conservative price per ton from the voluntary markets.