FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

What is IBAT for Research and Conservation Planning?

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, International Union for Conservation of Nature and UNEP 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.

Who is this version for?

IBAT for Research and Conservation Planning, its data and any derivatives may be used for conservation purposes, scientific analysis or research only. IBAT, its data and derivatives may not be used, downloaded, distributed, made available or otherwise used for any Commercial Use without prior written permission with the exception of viewing on screen. As such, this version of IBAT is strictly for not-for-profit. If you are a company, or a not-for-profit working on behalf of a company, then please follow this link to IBAT for Business.

What is meant by"commercial use"?

"Commercial use" means any use of IBAT data by an individual or entity operating within or on behalf of or to the benefit of any organisation other than a not-for-profit organisation. Commercial Users are encouraged to visit IBAT for Business avaiable at www.ibatforbusiness.org.

Can I publish, sub-licence or redistribute IBAT data?

IBAT, its data and derivatives may not be published or exposed electronically, including on-line, or be sub-licensed in whole or in part without prior written permission. To apply for permission, please contact ibat@birdlife.org. In addition the spatial data contained in the IBAT may not be redistributed in whole or in part by or through any means including (but not limited to): electronically, web downloads, web services, through interactive web maps that grant users download-access or through file transfer protocols. Furthermore, IBAT may not be used in whole or in part within any web or desktop application without prior written permission and is subject to separate terms and conditions. To apply for permission, please contact ibat@ibat-alliance.org.

How can I gain access?

To access IBAT you must first Register.

Who is behind IBAT?

IBAT for Research and Conservation Planning is a partnership among BirdLife International, Conservation International, International Union for Conservation of Nature and United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 
 
                         
 

Key IBAT contacts

Governance Committee

  • Neville Ash, Director, UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre
  • Leo Viana, Conservation International
  • Melanie Heath, Director of Science, Policy and Information, BirdLife International
  • Jane Smart, Global Director - Global Species Programme, IUCN

IBAT Alliance contact email