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IBAT to Assess Progress Towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets

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IBAT (the Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool) 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 (IUCN) and UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre.

See IBAT for Research and Conservation Planning (www.ibat-alliance.org/ibat-conservation/) to access to IBAT Country Profiles: downloadable reports for countries and territories that provide information to aid biodiversity management. 

The data in IBAT Country Profiles can be used for tracking and reporting progress towards the Aichi Targets of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011 – 2020, and to support overall implementation. Many of the datasets presented in IBAT Country Profiles are used to inform global indicators of progress towards the Aichi Targets. The information may also be directly applicable as to inform national indicators, or the data can be disaggregated to the national level to indicate individual State progress towards the Aichi Targets. 

This article provide some specific examples of how the data can be used to indicate national progress towards the Aichi Targets. The rest of the article is included as an attachment for download.

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