Relevant publications

Langhammer, P., Butchart, S. H. M. and Brooks, T. M. (2018) Key Biodiversity Areas. Encyclopedia of the Anthropocine.

BirdLife Australia (2017) KBAs in Danger: the state of Australia’s Key Biodiversity Areas in 2017. Carlton, Vic: BirdLife Australia.

Dias, M. (2017) R code for calculating protected area coverage of KBAs.

IUCN (2016) A Global Standard for the Identification of Key Biodiversity Areas, Version 1.0

Dudley, N., Boucher, J.L., Cuttelod, A., Brooks, T.M., and Langhammer, P.F., Eds. (2014) Applications of Key Biodiversity Areas: end-user consultations. Cambridge, UK and Gland, Switzerland: IUCN.

Brooks, T. M., Akçakaya, H. R., Burgess, N. D., Butchart, S. H. M., Hilton-Taylor, C., Hoffmann, M., Juffe-Bignoli, D., Kingston, N., MacSharry, B., Parr, M., Perianin, L., Regan, E., Rodrigues, A. S. L., Rondinini, C., Shennan-Farpon, Y. and Young, B. E. (2016) Analysing biodiversity and conservation knowledge products to support regional environmental assessments. Sci. Data. 3: 160007.

Tracewski, L., Butchart, S. H. M., Donald, P. F., Evans, M., Fishpool, L. D. C. and Buchanan, G. M. (2016) Twenty-first century forest loss across a global network of important sites for biodiversity. Remote Sensing Ecol. Conserv. 2: 37-44.

United Nations (2016) The Sustainable Development Goals report, 2016. [including indictors of protected area coverage of KBAs]

Brooks, T. M., Butchart, S. H. M., Cox, N. A., Heath, M., Hilton-Taylor, C., Hoffmann, M., Kingston, N., Rodríguez, J. P., Smart, J. and Stuart, S. (2015) Harnessing biodiversity and conservation knowledge products to track the Aichi Targets and Sustainable Development Goals. Biodiversity. 16: 157-174.

Di Marco, M., Brooks, T. M., Cuttelod, A., Fishpool, L. D. C., Rondinini, C., Smith, R. E., Butchart, S. H. M. et al (2015) Measuring the relative irreplaceability of Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas. Conserv. Biol. doi: 10.1111/cobi.12609.

BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas: A global network for conserving nature and benefiting people. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International.

Butchart, S. H. M., Scharlemann, J. P. W., Evans, M., Quader, S. Arinaitwe, J., Bennun, L. A., Besançon, C., Boucher, T., Bomhard, B., Brooks, T. M., Burfield, I. J., Burgess, N. D., Clay, R. P., Crosby, M. J., Davidson, N. C. De Silva, N., Devenish, C., Dutson, G. C. L., Díaz Fernández, D. F., Fishpool, L. D. C., Foster, M., Hockings, M., Hoffmann, M., Knox, D., Larsen, F., Lamoreux, J. F., Loucks, C., May, I., Millett, J. Parr, M., Skolnik, B., Upgren, A. & Woodley, S. (2012) Protecting important sites for biodiversity contributes to meeting global conservation targets. PLoS ONE 7(3): e32529.

Foster, M., Brooks, T., Cuttelod, A., De Silva, N., Fishpool, L., Radford, E. & Woodley, S. 2012. The identification of sites of biodiversity conservation significance: progress with the application of a global standard. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 4, 2733-2744.

Holland, R. A., Darwall, W. R. T. & Smith, K. G. 2012. Conservation priorities for freshwater biodiversity: The Key Biodiversity Area approach refined and tested for continental Africa. Biological Conservation, 148, 167-179.

Bass, D., Anderson, P. & De Silva, N. 2011. Applying thresholds to identify key biodiversity areas for marine turtles in Melanesia. Animal Conservation, 14, 1-11.

Brooks, T. M. & Matiku, P. 2011. The science-policy interface for safeguarding key biodiversity areas. Animal Conservation, 14, 111-113.

Edgar, G. J. & Brooks, T. M. 2011. Testing absolute and percentage thresholds in the identification of key biodiversity areas. Animal Conservation, 14, 12-13.

Foster, M.N., Mittermeier, R.A., Badman, T., Besancon, C., Bomhard, B., Brooks, T.M., De Silva, N., Fishpool, L., Parr, M., Radford, E. and Turner, W. (2010). Synergies between World Heritage Sites and Key Biodiversity Areas. World Heritage 56: 4–17.

Mwangi, K., Butchart, S.H.M., Munyekenye, F.B., Bennun, L.A, Evans, M.I., Fishpool, L.D.C., Kanyanya, E., Madindou, I., Machekele, J., Matiku, P., Mulwa, R., Ngari, A., Siele, J. and Stattersfield, A. J. (2010) Tracking trends in key sites for biodiversity: a case study using Important Bird Areas in Kenya. Bird Conservation International 20: 215-230.

Buchanan, G.M., Donald. P.F., Fishpool, L.D.C. Arinaitwe, J., Balman, M. and Mayaux, P. (2009). As assessment of land cover and threats to Important Bird Areas in Africa. Bird Conservation International 19: 49-61

Devenish, C., Fernández, D. F. D., Clay, R. P., Davidson, I. J. and Zabala, I. Y. (2009) Important Bird Areas Americas: priority sites for biodiversity conservation. Quito: BirdLife International (BirdLife Conservation Series 16).

Edgar G.J., Langhammer P.F., Allen G., Brooks T.M., Brodie J., Crosse W., Da Silva N., Fishpool L.D.C., Foster M.N., Knox D.H., McCosker, J.E., McManus, R., Miller, A.J.K. and Mugo R. (2008). Key Biodiversity Areas as globally significant target sites for marine conservation. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 18: 969-983.

BirdLife International (2008) Important Bird Areas in the Caribbean: key sites for conservation. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International (BirdLife Conservation Series No. 15).

Knight, A.T., Smith, R.J., Richard, R.J., Cowling, M., Desmet, P.G., Faith, D.P., Ferrier, S., Gelderblom, C.M., Grantham, H., Lombard, A.T., Maze, K., Nel, J.L., Parrish, J.D., Pence, G.Q.K., Possingham, H.P., Reyers, B., Rouget, M., Roux, D., Wilson, K.A. (2007) Improving the Key Biodiversity Areas Approach for Effective Conservation Planning. BioScience 57: 256-261.

Bennun L, Bakarr M., Eken G., Da Fonseca G.A.B. (2007) Clarifying the Key Biodiversity Areas approach. BioScience: 57: 645

Langhammer, P. F., Bakarr, M. I., Bennun, L. A., Brooks, T. M., Clay, R. P., Darwall, W., De Silva, N., Edgar, G. J., Eken, G., Fishpool, L. D. C., da Fonseca, G. A. B., Foster, M. N., Knox, D. H., Matiku, P., Radford, E. A., Rodrigues, A. S. L., Salaman, P., Sechrest, W. and Tordoff, A. W. (2007) Identification and gap analysis of key biodiversity areas: targets for comprehensive protected area systems. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN (Best Practice Protected Area Guidelines Series 15).

BirdLife International (2006) Monitoring Important Bird Areas: a global framework. Cambridge, UK. BirdLife International. Version 1.2.

O’Dea, N., Araújo, M.B. & Whittaker, R.J. (2006) How well do Important Bird Areas represent species and minimize conservation conflict in the tropical Andes? Diversity and Distributions 12: 205–214

Tushabe, H., Kalema, J., Byaruhanga, A., Asasira, J., Ssegawa, P., Balmford, A., Davenport, T., Fjeldså, J., Friis, I., Pain, D., Pomeroy, D., Williams, P. & Williams, C. (2006) A nationwide assessment of the biodiversity value of Uganda’s Important Bird Areas network. Conservation Biology 20: 85–99.

BirdLife International and Conservation International (2005) Áreas Importantes para la Conservacíon de las Aves en los Andes Tropicales: sitios prioritarios para la conservacíon de la biodiversidad. Quito, Ecuador: BirdLife International (BirdLife Conservation Series No. 14).

Pain, D. J., Fishpool, L., Byaruhanga, A., Arinaitwe, J. and Balmford, A. (2005) Biodiversity representation in Uganda’s forest IBAs. Biological Conservation 125: 133–138.

Ricketts, T. H., Dinerstein, E., Boucher, T., Brooks, T. M., Butchart, S. H. M., Hoffmann, M. Lamoreux, J. F., Morrison, J., Parr, M., Pilgrim, J. D., Rodrigues, A. S. L., Sechrest, W., Wallace, G. E., Berlin, K. Bielby, J., Burgess, N. D., Church, D. R., Cox, N., Knox, D., Loucks, C., Luck, G. W., Master, L. L., Moore, R., Naidoo, R., Ridgely, R., Schatz, G. E., Shire, G., Strand, H., Wettengel, W. and Wikramanayake, W. (2005) Pinpointing and preventing imminent extinctions. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA. 102: 18497–18501.

Eken, G., Bennun, L., Brooks, T.M., Darwall, W., Fishpool, L.D.C., Foster, M., Knox, D., Langhammer, P., Matiku, P., Radford, E., Salaman, P., Sechrest, W., Smith, M.L., Spector, S. and Tordoff, A. (2004) Key biodiversity areas as site conservation targets. BioScience 54: 1110-1118.

BirdLife International (2004) Important Bird Areas in Asia: key sites for conservation. Cambridge UK: BirdLife International (BirdLife Conservation Series No. 13).

Brooks, T., Balmford, A., Burgess, N., Hansen L.A., Moore, J., Rahbek, C., Williams, P., Bennun, L., Byaruhanga, A., Kasoma, P.,Njoroge, P., Pomeroy, D. & Wondafrash, M. (2001) Conservation priorities for birds and biodiversity: do East African Important Bird Areas represent species diversity in other terrestrial vertebrate groups? Ostrich 15: 3-12.

Fishpool, L.D.C. and Evans, M.I., eds. (2001) Important Bird Areas in Africa and associated islands: priority sites for conservation. Cambridge UK: BirdLife International (BirdLife Conservation Series No. 11).

Heath, M.F. and Evans, M.I., eds. (2000) Important Bird Areas in Europe: priority sites for conservation. 2 vols. Cambridge UK: BirdLife International (BirdLife Conservation Series No. 8).

Evans, M.I. (1994) Important Bird Areas in the Middle East. Cambridge UK: BirdLife International (BirdLife Conservation Series No. 2).

Grimmett, R.F.A. and Jones, T.A. (1989) Important Bird Areas in Europe. Cambridge, UK.: International Council for Bird Preservation (Techn. Publ. 9).

Osieck, E. R. and Mörzer Bruyns, M. F. (1981) Important bird areas in the European Community. Cambridge, UK.: International Council for Bird Preservation.