A number of development banks, such as the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, the European Investment Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, have incorporated IBAs into their environmental safeguard policies, performance standards and guidance. This means that the location of IBAs and the species for which they are identified are considered when deciding whether development projects should proceed, and with what design requirements, to minimise environmental risks.
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