Watch an online information session for an initiative to identify Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) in Nova Scotia. Key Biodiversity Areas are sites that are remarkable in terms of their natural values, and hold species or ecosystems that depend on the sites for their persistence.

 

Meeting objectives:

  • Build understanding of what KBAs represent, how they are identified and -their relevance to land stewardship and conservation
  • Share information on the KBA process in Nova Scotia, including approach, research and information needs, sites and species of interest, and opportunities for collaboration.

 

Meeting agenda:

  • Introduction to Canada’s KBA Program, Dr. Ciara Raudsepp-Hearne, Director, Canada Key Biodiversity Areas, WCS Canada
  • Results of scoping work, next steps, input needed, Colin Chapman, Atlantic Canada KBA Coordinator, WCS Canada
  • Reassessing Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) as KBAs, Amanda Bichel, Birds Canada
  • What KBAs could mean in Nova Scotia, Sean Basquill, Government of Nova Scotia
  • Questions and discussion period on Nova Scotia’s KBA process and opportunities for collaboration