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KBAs featured at World Conservation Congress

17th September 2021

For those of you who were unable to attend the World Conservation Congress this year, one of the main sessions that featured the ongoing work of KBA identification around the world has been made available by IUCN so that more people can see it. The 90 minute session showcases the tools that are now available to help KBA identification and four countries that are involved in the identification of KBAs across multiple taxonomic groups and at a national scale. The International Finance Corporation explains how it is using KBA data and we then hear from a panel discussion about how KBA data are being used by the private sector, in safeguarding sites and for national spatial planning. The importance of having a global standard for sites of importance for biodiversity is emphasized throughout and why KBAs should be an explicit component of the post2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.

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