UNEP-WCMC launch IBAT
Last month the Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool (IBAT), the ‘one-stop shop’ for data on the natural world, announced a whole suite of updates that make it easier than ever for decision makers across all sectors to take nature into account.
IBAT brings together three of the world’s most authoritative global nature datasets: the World Database on Protected Areas, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species, and Key Biodiversity Areas.
IBAT has always put users at the heart of its development. When redesigning this tool, the IBAT Alliance (UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), BirdLife International, Conservation International, and IUCN), therefore worked closely with those users themselves. This led to new functionalities such as data downloads, freshwater reports, and the ability to select custom land areas, making it easier than ever for users to assess their impact on the natural world.
By rebuilding IBAT using the latest technologies, it now has the flexibility to evolve and adapt to demands in the future.
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