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Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool

The world's most authoritative biodiversity data for your world-shaping decisions

Atlantic Puffin
Fratercula arctica
IUCN Red List Vulnerable

Last data update

265,883 Protected Areas
138,374 IUCN Red List species
16,343 Key Biodiversity Areas

Bringing Data to Life

Sample Reports

Emperor Penguin
Aptenodytes forsteri
IUCN Red List Least Concern

Key Features

IBAT offers a ‘one-stop shop’ data search service for those seeking authoritative global biodiversity information

One of IBAT’s most popular functionalities is our biodiversity data report delivered as a package that includes a pdf document, raw data in CSV format, and map files. Our report templates include a simple proximity report, a World Bank Group risk report, and a freshwater report. Click here to view all of the reports on offer.

IBAT offers rapid visual screening for critical biodiversity

Described by our users as “a must for any project on biodiversity conservation”, IBAT provides authoritative geographic information about global biodiversity. It is underpinned by three of the world’s most authoritative global biodiversity datasets and enables users to make informed decisions in policy and practice.

Access and download services

IBAT users can access the World Database on Protected Areas, IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, and the World Database of Key Biodiversity Areas through our GIS download services. The data is packaged as either global downloads or it is also possible to select smaller areas to download. Click here to view the GIS download options on offer. We also offer web services.

Choose your plan



  • Access to Country Profiles
  • Visual Data Map displaying:
    • Protected Areas
    • Key Biodiversity Areas
    • IUCN Red List Species
    • STAR Layer (50km resolution)
  • Download reports using pay as you go
  • Save sites



Everything in Free plan plus:

  • Access to Site Catalogue
  • Upload & save multiple locations to Visual Data Map
  • Up to 10 proximity reports



Everything in Basic plan plus:

  • Access to 5km resolution STAR layer on map
  • Up to 30 WBG risk reports, proximity, freshwater and STAR reports
  • Up to 1 million sqkm GIS download – IUCN Red List, WDPA, WDKBA
  • Up to 100,000 sqkm GIS download – STAR
  • Up to 3 Multi-site reports



Everything in Pro plan plus:

  • Unlimited GIS download (IUCN Red List, WDPA, WDKBA)
  • Up to 1 million sqkm GIS download – STAR
  • Unlimited reports

Enterprise Plus


Everything in Enterprise plan plus:

  • Unlimited GIS Download (STAR)
  • Access to web services

These prices do not include VAT

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Sierra Nevada De Santa Marta
Natural National Park
World Database on Protected Areas
World Database of Key Biodiversity Areas

Some of our users

A Rocha Ghana - Asian Development Bank - Allianz - Bangor Agricultural University - Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership - European Investment Bank - French Development Agency - General Motors - Harvard University - International Finance Corporation - Ministry of Environment Cameroon - Nature Fiji - Pew Charitable Trusts - Shell - Swedish Export Credit Agency - University of Cambridge - World Bank - WWF

Know your environment

IBAT has completely changed the way decision makers access global biodiversity data sets. Described by our users as "a must for any project on biodiversity conservation". Watch our overview video to find out more about the Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool.

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