KEY BIODIVERSITY AREAS (KBAs) and IMPORTANT BIRD AND BIODIVERSITY AREA (IBAs)
- Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA) are ‘sites that contribute to the global persistence of biodiversity’, including vital habitat for threatened plant and animal species in terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems.
- Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) are KBAs identified for birds using internationally agreed criteria applied locally by BirdLife Partners and experts.
- Places of international significance for the conservation of birds and other biodiversity
- Recognized world-wide as practical tools for conservation
- Distinct areas amenable to practical conservation action
- Identified using robust, standardized criteria
- Sites that together form part of a wider integrated approach to the conservation and sustainable use of the natural environment
Myanmar has 132 KBAs and 57 IBAs.