A. Plumptre, KBA
Monitoring the status of the trigger species and ecosystems in KBAs, and the pressures they face, is critical to identifying requirements for maintaining their value as sites supporting the persistence of biodiversity. It can also provide information on the effectiveness of conservation management and legal protection at KBAs. KBA monitoring assessments will be undertaken every 8-12 years to ensure they still meet the KBA criteria, with monitoring data managed in the World Database of KBAs. Monitoring will be undertaken by a variety of actors which can include governments, conservation actors, civil society organisations, private sector companies, and interested members of the public. A standard monitoring protocol is under development to provide consistent assessment of sites.