Key Biodiversity Areas are sites that are remarkable in terms of their natural values, and hold species or ecosystems that depend on the sites for their persistence. You have been invited because you are involved in biodiversity science, conservation, or land management in Alberta, and may have been recommended by your colleagues in the province. We hope that you will consider attending the meeting and learning more about this new initiative. We hope that your participation will be useful and thought-provoking for furthering your own initiatives as well. This meeting is open to everyone, so please forward this email to anyone in your network who might be interested.
Introduction to Canada’s KBA Program, Dr. Ciara Raudsepp-Hearne, Director, Canada Key Biodiversity Areas, WCS Canada
Results of scoping work, next steps, input needed, Michael Rudy, SK and AB KBA Coordinator, WCS Canada
Needs for identifying KBAs for threatened and rare ecosystems, Dr. Lucy Poley, KBA Ecosystem criteria coordinator, WCS Canada
KBA concept in the Beaver Hills Biosphere – Kelsie Norton, Beaver Hills Biosphere
Questions and discussion period on Alberta’s KBA process and opportunities for collaboration