Sharing biodiversity data

14. Sharing biodiversity data

The business can play a critical role in supporting the World Database of Key Biodiversity AreasTM by sharing relevant data with the KBA Partners, consistent with the Red List Policy on sensitive data access. In particular, the data collected during Environmental Impact Assessment processes, baseline studies, and monitoring activities can add great richness to the database.

 

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The KBA Partnership has developed a central KBA database that has a facility for storing information about sites that meet the KBA criteria and welcomes additional data on species distribution and abundances within identified KBAs, or data that might trigger KBA status for a site. Data can be submitted to the KBA Secretariat, and also used to initiate dialogue with the KBA Partnership. In places where data are scarce, it is also important to share information with researchers, academics, or NGOs in the region, as well as global databases, such as the Global Biodiversity Information Facility.

Case study: Oil prospecting in Uganda