A. Plumptre, KBA

The Programme

KBA National Coordination Groups

One of the principles of the KBA Programme is the strong involvement of local experts and stakeholders in the identification and documentation of KBAs. To ensure the coordination and collaboration of national experts representing different taxonomic groups and biodiversity elements it is recommended to establish KBA National Coordination Groups (KBA NCGs) working towards the development of a single, coherent list of KBAs in each country. The work of the KBA NCG should be guided primarily by scientific considerations.

Membership of the KBA NCG may include NGOs, scientific institutions, relevant government departments and agencies, private sector organizations, indigenous people, and local communities. The KBA NCG may act as a proposer of KBAs or as a reviewer of proposals made by independent experts within or outside the country. The KBA NCG may also decide to coordinate activities between different stakeholders to promote the conservation and management of KBAs at the national level.

World map of KBA National Coordination Groups

Suggestions about how to form KBA NCGs can be found here.