Webinars and Media

Webinars and Media2021-03-18T13:26:30-04:00

Canada KBA Media

1012, 2020

IBAs and KBAs in Canada: Bridging the Gap for Birds

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Andrew Couturier, Senior Director, Landscape Science and Conservation with Birds Canada will discuss the relationship between Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) and KBAs in Canada. In the late 1990s, Birds Canada led a comprehensive process to identify IBAs, resulting in 600 sites, roughly half of which have stewardship groups [...]

1811, 2020

Getting into the details: how to identify Key Biodiversity Areas, and a look into an ongoing regional KBA initiative in Yukon

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This webinar explores the technical processes used in identifying Key Biodiversity Areas in Canada. Jaime Grimm of WCS Canada walks through the steps for identifying and delineating a KBA, using an example case. She discusses the types and sources of data used to calculate the quantitative thresholds necessary to meeting [...]

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 [...]