History and theory: the origin and evolution of conservation banking / Deborah L. Mead -- Advantages and opportunities / Wayne White -- Pitfalls and challenges / Deborah Fleischer and Jessica Fox -- Ecological considerations / Robert Bonnie and David S. Wilcove -- Legal considerations / Royal C. Gardner -- Regulatory considerations / Susan Hill -- Business considerations / Craig Denisoff -- Financial considerations / Sherry Teresa -- Fish banking / Tom Cannon and Howard Brown -- Getting two for one: opportunities and challenges in credit stacking / Jessica Fox -- Marine leap: conservation banking and the brave new world / Tundi Agardy -- Biodiversity offsets / Kerry ten Kate and Mira Inbar -- Australia's biodiversity credits / James Shields -- Future of biodiversity offset banking / Nathaniel Carroll, Ricardo Bayon and Jessica Fox -- App. I. US federal guidance for conservation banks -- App. II. Template for a conservation bank agreement -- App. III. Template for a bank's conservation easement -- App. IV. Template for a credit sales agreement. "This handbook is a comprehensive guide to conservation banking, explaining what it is and how it works. Written by leading ecosystem market experts, the book provides practical guidance, tools, case studies, analysis and insights into conservation banking and other market-based approaches to conservation. Coverage includes the origins of conservation banking, the pros and cons for conservation, how conservation banking works in reality, the legal, practical and financial aspects of setting up and running a conservation bank and how 'biodiversity off-sets' can be internationalized."--Jacket.