The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) through the Project Mainstreaming Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs), piloting Blue Carbon, and Strengthening Coral Reef Fisheries in Mozambique funded by SPEED, held between 15 and 16 June 2023 a capacity building workshop to the National Coordination Group of Key Biodiversity Areas, Species and Ecosystem Red Lists, which counted with 24 participants.
The workshop was conducted by four WCS Mozambican technicians with experience in KBAs, with the aim of strengthening the members of the National Coordination Group for KBAs and Red Lists (NCG) in expanding their knowledge and acquiring the necessary skills to identify and delineate KBAs in compliance with the guidelines of the global KBA standard, published in 2016 the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
The course was presential, using as a basis the modules that are available in the online platform Conservation Training (https:\www.conservationtraining.org), which were developed by the KBA Partnership, and which had the technical contribution from WCS Mozambique that also ensured the translation of the course to Portuguese, in collaboration with the course editors and the KBA Secretariat. The course was approximately 10 hours long and consisted of 8 modules. Several useful resources were provided to support the identification and design of KBAs, such as the national assessment conducted in Mozambique and the establishment of the NCG for KBAs.
Find here more information about the KBAs online course. Find here more information about KBAs in Mozambique.