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Key Biodiversity Areas: mapping, monitoring and conserving key sites for conservation

Key Biodiversity Areas: mapping, monitoring and conserving key sites for conservation


The recent launch of the Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA) Partnership* and the Global Standard for the Identification of KBAs is a milestone for escalating the mapping, monitoring and conservation of areas that contribute to the global persistence of biodiversity. The KBA network of sites is an extremely relevant source of biodiversity information for Parties to achieve a number of Aichi Biodiversity Targets. KBAs can potentially be managed as Protected Areas or by other effective means to conserve biodiversity (Aichi Target – AT 11), but also help in identifying sensitive areas to be integrated with development strategies and planning processes (AT 2), supporting private and financial sectors to manage their environmental risks related to biodiversity impact (AT 4) and restoring and safeguarding ecosystems providing essential services (AT 14). This side event will demonstrate: i) KBA relevance to the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity and NBSAPs implementation, ii) how the eleven KBA partner organisations are mobilized to identify, map and document KBAs worldwide and promote targeted conservation action and work with governments and private sector to achieve the global biodiversity targets iii) KBAs as key elements for corporate’s safeguard policies *The KBA Partnership is composed of: Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA), BirdLife International, Conservation International, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), Global Wildlife Conservation, IUCN, NatureServe, RSPB, Wildlife Conservatio Society (WCS), WWF


CBD page: https://www.cbd.int/side-events/2237 

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