In a series of workshops and meetings that started in 2008 and ended the following year, experts identified the initial marine key biodiversity areas (KBAs) for the Philippines. This has enabled the broad understanding and ownership of the marine KBA process and results by stakeholders from the government, nongovernment organizations, and the scientific community. A total of 123 integrated marine KBAs were identified for 209 globally threatened and 21 restricted range species of corals, mollusks, elasmobranchs, reef fishes, marine turtles, sea and small island specialist birds, and marine mammals, as well as five species of congregatory seabirds.
Map: Integrated Marine Key Biodiversity Areas of the Philippines (3.21 MB)
MKBA Profiles: MKBA Profiles (Zip,136 KB)
MKBA Overview: Priority Sites for Conservation in the Philippines: Marine Key Biodiversity Areas (117 KB)