IBAT for Research and Conservation Planning is an innovative tool designed to facilitate access to a range of global and national data layers, such as protected area boundaries, biological information about habitat and species diversity indices, and key areas for biodiversity, which can be useful for research and conservation planning purposes. The tool is the result of a ground-breaking conservation partnership among BirdLife International, Conservation International, the International Union for Conservation of Nature and UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre and is made possible by a diverse set of data providers, users and funders in government, business and civil society from over 200 countries and territories.

Aim of the resource: 
<p>IBAT provides a basic risk screening on biodiversity. Through an interactive mapping tool, decision-makers are able to easily access and use this up-to-date information to identify biodiversity risks and opportunities within or close to a project boundary. IBAT links to&nbsp;more detailed information and includes on-the-fly reports, option to manage your own catalogue of sites,&nbsp;outputs to support specific user needs and spatial data downloads.</p>
Scope
Sub/region where used: 
Antarctica
Caribbean
Central Africa
Central and Western Europe
Central Asia
East Africa and adjacent islands
Eastern Europe
Mesoamerica
North Africa
North America
North-East Asia
Oceania
South America
South Asia
South-East Asia
Southern Africa
West Africa
Western Asia
Scale of application: 
Global
Regional
National
Contact details
Contact Name (Person or group/organization): 
IBAT