Canada KBA Media Coverage

1410, 2020

How Key Biodiversity Areas can guide conservation in Canada

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The Canadian federal government recently announced its commitment to protecting 30% of land and marine areas by 2030. In pursuit of these targets, it’s essential that we work together to prioritize conservation efforts in areas that will best support the persistence of biodiversity. KBA Canada Coordinator, Ciara Raudsepp-Hearne, presented a [...]

506, 2020

Key Biodiversity Areas

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Read the article published by the Biodiversity Education Awareness Network. By Jaime Grimm and Ciara Raudsepp-Hearne Now, more than ever, people and nations across the world are recognizing the growing threat of biodiversity loss. The Canadian federal government has responded to this crisis by announcing its intention to protect 25% [...]

2105, 2020

Thinking big to conserve small but important species

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Through the Key Biodiversity Areas Program, rare, endemic and underappreciated species are finally getting their due as important components of their ecosystems. Read the article published in Canadian Geographic. The Maritime Ringlet, a Canadian butterfly species found only in a few populations around the Baie des Chaleurs and Gaspésie (Photo: Colin [...]

1301, 2020

How our network of vital bird habitats is expanding to include all wildlife

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By Zoltan Waliczky Read the article on BirdLife International. The rock-solid criteria we use to identify Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) is now being used as the foundation for Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) – a new standard in site-based conservation which expands the concept beyond birds to all life [...]

1612, 2019

Identifying Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) in Mozambique

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By Hugo Costa Read the article in Medium. Friday the 13th was an uncharacteristically lucky day for some of the world’s most threatened species as almost 20 Mozambican institutions, several from the Government, established the Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) National Coordination Group (NCG). This national platform will coordinate the identification, [...]