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Key Biodiversity Areas News


Find out the latest updates from the KBA Secretariat





KBA Partners have released their annual report about the KBA Programme for 2020.





The recent release of the first draft of the post2020 Global Biodiversity Framework has a target that 30% of land and seas should be protected.





Mozambique is one of the first nations to make a comprehensive assessment of its Key Biodiversity Areas.





Ongoing research has revealed that the Falkland Islands, are a globally important hotspot for recovering populations of endangered Sei whales.





The Species Threat Abatement and Restoration (STAR) shows how important KBAs are for achieving biodiversity targets.





Three global manufacturing leaders have expressed their concerns regarding the mining of bauxite in Atewa Range Forest Reserve.





Why KBAs should be in the CBD Targets and Indicators for the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.





Version 1.1 of the KBA Guidelines has been released detailing how to assess species and ecosystems and delineate KBAs.





Governments and civil society organisations around the world have adopted a Resolution that each country make spatially explicit conservation plans for biodiversity.





The KBA Partnership has appointed two new Co-Chairs of the KBA Committee: Dr Naomi Kingston and Dr Alberto Yanosky.





Key Biodiversity Areas were featured in the Mapping Nature for People and Planet event of the Nature for Life Hub at the UN General Assembly at the end of September.





163 freshwater Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) have been confirmed to meet the new Global KBA standard, led by the IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit (FBU).





President Paul Biya and the government of Cameroon recently cancelled a logging concession in Ebo Forest.





The first Annual report for 2019 for this Programme has recently been published and highlights activities around the world that are identifying, mapping and conserving Key Biodiversity Areas.