KBA Coalition members participate in their individual capacity as experts and contributors to the process, and the formal endorsement of the KBA process and results by their organizations is not a necessary requirement of membership.
Upon joining the KBA Coalition, members will have the opportunity to contribute in the following ways:
- support the establishment and ongoing activity of a KBA Coalition that functions as a national coordination group within the global KBA community;
- participate in the design and implementation of a process to identify KBAs in Canada, including national adaptation of the global Standard;
- provide or facilitate access to data, and scientific expertise to the process of identifying KBAs in Canada where possible;
- conduct outreach on KBAs in Canada within their networks, e.g., engaging Canadians in understanding the importance of KBAs in biodiversity planning and conservation;
- Support and where possible, facilitate, the consideration of Indigenous Knowledge in identifying and delineating KBAs; and
- work collaboratively to raise resources to allow for KBA identification.
KBA Coalition members may bring one or more of the following skills to the process:
- understanding of the KBA Standard and KBA identification process;
- experience and knowledge of the conservation and management of sites;
- data and expertise regarding the distribution and abundance of Canadian biodiversity and ecosystems;
- knowledge of biodiversity conservation planning; and/or
- governance, leadership and program planning experience.