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 brief overview of the KBA concept and program in Canada, and was be joined by Dan Kraus (Nature Conservancy Canada, Senior Conservation Biologist), and James Snider (World Wildlife Fund-Canada, VP of Science, Research and Innovation). Dan and James discussed recent reports from their organizations (Ours to Save on Canadian endemic species, and The Living Planet Report Canada 2020, respectively), and how they relate to Key Biodiversity Areas. Followed by an audience Q&A session.