The world’s key sites for conservation – on one map

Conservation & Preservation

Mon, Oct 25, 2010

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The world’s key sites for conservation – on one map

BirdLife has published a map showing the location of over 10,000 of the world’s most important sites for birds and biodiversity, and their protection status.

The map, to be presented for the first time at COP-10 of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nagoya, Japan, shows the global network of Important Bird Areas (IBAs) identified by the BirdLife Partnership.

Although chosen using standardised scientific criteria based on the distribution of key bird species, IBAs have also been shown to be important for other animals and plants. They provide a “first cut” of the overall network of the most significant sites for biodiversity conservation worldwide. ...

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The world’s key sites for conservation – on one map

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