WCC 2016 Res 041 - Progress Report

General information
IUCN Constituencies implementing this Resolution
IUCN Members: 
World Wide Fund for Nature - International ( WWF ) / Switzerland
BirdLife International / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds ( RSPB ) / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Conservation International ( CI ) / United States of America
Wildlife Conservation Society ( WCS ) / United States of America
NatureServe / United States of America
Global Wildlife Conservation ( GWC ) / United States of America
Rainforest Trust / United States of America
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN Species Survival Commission 2017-2020 (SSC)
IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas 2017-2020 (WCPA)
IUCN Secretariat: 
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
Other KBA Partners (http://www.keybiodiversityareas.org/home) include Amphibian Survival Alliance, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, Global Environment Facility. In addition, many additional IUCN Members and other organisations are engaged through the KBA Community (http://www.keybiodiversityareas.org/kba-partnership/kba-community).
Indicate which actions have been carried out to implement this Resolution : 
Convene stakeholders/Networking
Policy influencing/advocacy
Scientific/technical activities
Describe the results/achievements of the actions taken: 
The Key Biodiversity Areas Programme is up and running, further to its launch at the 2016 World Conservation Congress. Full details are available at http://www.keybiodiversityareas.org/home. In addition to IUCN's engagement in the Key Biodiversity Areas Partnership (via the IUCN Secretariat), the Species Survival Commission and World Commission on Protected Areas convene the KBA Standards & Appeals Committee (http://www.keybiodiversityareas.org/kba-partnership/kba-standards-and-appeals-committee), to maintain the Standard, develop and maintain the Guidelines, and provide independent adjudication for any appeals.
What challenges/obstacles have been encountered in the implementation of this Resolution and how were they overcome : 
Fundraising for the Programme, and in particular for maintenance of the Key Biodiversity Areas Secretariat (http://www.keybiodiversityareas.org/kba-partnership/kba-secretariat), is a particular challenge, and is being jointly addressed by the KBA Partnership.
Briefly describe what future actions are needed for the implementation of this Resolution: 
A KBA Strategic Plan has been developed and published at http://www.keybiodiversityareas.org/kba-partnership/kba-programme.
Status of implementation
Status of implementation for this Resolution: 
Underway: implementation well-advanced
Additional information
Are these actions planned for yet: