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KBA Annual Report for 2019 published

14th September 2020

The KBA Programme is working to implement a 7-year strategy that was developed by the KBA Partnership. The first Annual report for 2019 for this Programme has recently been published and highlights activities around the world that are identifying, mapping and conserving Key Biodiversity Areas. The report describes the ongoing efforts of several countries to make national assessments of their KBAs across several groups of species and ecosystems.

Mozambique is using their national KBA assessment to guide protected area expansion in the country. Canada has been engaging many indigenous groups to identify KBAs which are feeding into a wide range of conservation initiatives, including expansion of protected areas. South Africa has also made an exhaustive assessment of its KBAs to build on their world-leading national spatial conservation plans, finding that the KBA approach helped identify some species at risk that had not been picked up on previously. The KBA Partnership has contributed a total of $4.54 million to support this KBA programme in 2019.

The annual report can be downloaded here: KBA annual report 2019_web version.pdf

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