ESG Data Guide 2023

IBAT - Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool

Data category

  • Environmental data
  • Biodiversity

The data offers solutions for:

  • Environmental impact analysis and insight
  • Nature-based information: Biodiversity
  • Reporting: CSRD
  • Reporting: EU Regulations
  • Reporting: Impact
  • Reporting: SFDR
  • Reporting: UN SDGs
  • Reporting: TNFD
  • TNFD LEAP Approach; European Sustainability Reporting Standards on Biodiversity and Ecosystems; GRI 304; IFC PS6; World Bank ESS6

Who are the data users?

  • Corporates
  • Investors
  • Financial institutions

Brief description of the data offering

The Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool (IBAT) licences commercial access to global biodiversity datasets and derived data layers including the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) and the World Database of Key Biodiversity Areas (WDKBA). IBAT is an Alliance between BirdLife International, United Nations Environment Programme - World Conservation Monitoring Centre, The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Conservation International. IBAT also provides access to biodiversity reports that offer fast and easy desktop methods of querying these global datasets to gain site-specific insights on biodiversity risk and opportunities. IBAT Reports include a Proximity Analysis, IFC PS6 Report on Critical Habitat, Freshwater Report, Multi-site Analysis and Species Threat Abatement and Restoration Metric Report.

Where and how do you source your data?

The World Database on Protected Areas is a joint project between UN Environment Programme and the IUCN. Data are submitted by governments, international secretariates, regional entities, NGOs and individuals to the Protected Planet team at UNEP-WCMC. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species follows a standardized process using the rigorous IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria and guidelines, ensuring the highest standards of scientific documentation, information management, expert review, and justification. Key Biodiversity Areas are proposed through a bottom-up process following the ‘Global Standard for the Identification of Key Biodiversity Areas’ and using the Guidelines for using A global standard for the identification of Key Biodiversity Areas, these sites are then reviewed independently and nominated for acceptance into the WDKBA.

What is the cost for your data offering?

Details on Pay AS You Go and Subscriptions can be found here: