Species: Sea Ducks & Allies

Progressing delineations of key biodiversity areas for seabirds, and their application to management of coastal seas

Decision-making products that support effective marine spatial planning are essential for guiding efforts that enable conservation of biodiversity facing increasing pressures. Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) are a product recently agreed upon by an international network of organizations for identifying globally important areas. Utilizing the KBA framework, and by developing a conservative protocol to identify sites, we identify globally importants places for breeding seabirds throughout the coastal seas of a national territory. We inform marine spatial planning by evaluating potential activities that may impact species and how a proposed network of Marine Management Areas (MMAs) overlap with important sites.

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Sea ducks & Allies

Seabird Species Breeding from cliffs to coasts, these smaller seabirds still migrate far and wide. There are 30 seabird species within this group (ducks, divers and grebes), all of which are distributed at coastal

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