Are IBAs better off at the end of 2016?

Are IBAs better off at the end of 2016?
The IBA Programme contributed to the declaration of 17 000 hectares of priority grassland and wetland protected in the Grasslands IBA. We have another 120 000 hectares in the pipeline in estuaries and grasslands. ​2016 was a year for action. The Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA) Programme breathed life into the revised IBA Directory (publ...
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Key Biodiversity Areas: The future currency for recognising key sites important for conserving all species.

​Not a replacement, but merely a bigger brother Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) are set to become the new global currency for site based conservation. Sites that are significantly important for conserving threatened species, fauna and flora, will now be known as KBAs.At the World Conservation Congress of the International Union for Conservation of Na...
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A whistle-stop tour through a few of South Africa’s Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas

A whistle-stop tour through a few of South Africa’s Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas
​Most birders and nature enthusiasts may already be familiar with South Africa's wonderful birdlife, consisting of over 800 different birds! What they might not be familiar with are our countries 112 Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas or IBAs. These are sites such as Nature Reserves, National Parks or larger conservation areas that have been ide...
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A Birds Eye View of Sani2c

A Birds Eye View of Sani2c
The Sani2c is one of South Africa's premier mountain biking races. But did you know that the race route passes through three Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) as well as a number of habitats and threatened ecosystems? IBAs are globally recognised due to their conservation value for birds, and birds are good indicators of other forms of ...
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