Martin Harvey, WWF

Proposing/Updating KBAs

KBA appeals

The identification and delineation of KBAs presented in the World Database of Key Biodiversity Areas are open to challenge. Appeals can be submitted by anyone who believes a site does not, or no longer meets, the KBA criteria. Appeals may be made against KBAs identified and delineated when the criteria set out in the KBA Global Standard have not been applied correctly, and in accordance with the KBA Guidelines for using the Global Standard. An appeal process has been established and information can be accessed here. The process is summarized in the following flowchart:

appeals flowchart