KBAs featured at UN General Assembly
14th October 2020
Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) were featured in the Mapping Nature for People and Planet event of the Nature for Life Hub at the UN General Assembly at the end of September. A two-minute video summarising why KBAs are important for global mapping and spatial planning was provided. The KBA approach was the only one of those presented that rely on a nationally driven identification of sites and the importance of having ground-truthed data when identifying sites of global importance for biodiversity conservation. This event was part of a four-day series of presentations to raise awareness about the plight of biodiversity before the UN Summit on Biodiversity which was held on 30th September 2020.
New Co-Chairs of Partnership Committee
The KBA Partnership has appointed two new Co-Chairs of the KBA Committee: Dr Naomi Kingston and Dr Alberto Yanosky.
163 Freshwater KBAs confirmed
163 freshwater Key Biodiversity Areas have been confirmed to meet the new Global KBA standard, led by the IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit (FBU).