Key Biodiversity Area Training Course — Identifying and delineating Key Biodiversity Areas
22nd February 2022
The KBA Partnership has developed the first online Key Biodiversity Area Training Course — Identifying and delineating Key Biodiversity Areas — in an effort to improve the availability of Key Biodiversity Area training around the world.
Hosted on The Nature Conservancy’s ConservationTraining website, this self-guided, technical course is aimed at building relevant knowledge and skills among KBA practitioners and experts who will be involved in KBA identification and training.
The course involves eight multi-lesson modules, including the following topics:
- Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) and their role in biodiversity conservation (Module 1)
- Individual species criteria (Module 2)
- Multi-species criteria (Module 3)
- Ecosystem-based criteria (Module 4)
- KBA delineation and stakeholder consultation (Module 5)
- KBA proposal preparation (Module 6)
- KBA reassessment and monitoring (Module 7)
- Course review (Module 8)
Certificates are available for those who complete the course and/or exam.
This course is free and open to anyone with an interest in Key Biodiversity Areas. To get started:
- Visit the ConservationTraining website
- If you don’t already have a user account, create a new account using the login panel. Then login to the website.
- Either select "Browse Categories" in the top toolbar, followed by "Biodiversity" then "Key Biodiversity Areas" OR search for "Key Biodiversity Areas" in the "Find Learning" search bar (at the top of the home page).
- Follow the instructions on the screen.
For more information, please visit the KBA Training page on the KBA website.