Biodiversity important areas index

Index of biodiversity importance based on Key Biodiversity Areas coverage and species richness from IUCN Red List. It can be used as proxy of biodiversity exposure in risk and vulnerability analysis.

It is a dimension of the composite indicator on vulnerability to global travel and tourism crises.


BirdLife International ([2021]). The World Database of Key Biodiversity Areas. Developed by the KBA Partnership: BirdLife International, International Union for the Conservation of Nature, Amphibian Survival Alliance, Conservation International, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, Global Environment Facility, Global Wildlife Conservation, NatureServe, Rainforest Trust, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Wildlife Conservation Society and World Wildlife Fund. Available at [Accessed (please insert date of download 01/01/2021)]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species TM country summaries (IUCN, 2020c) available from:, accessed through DOPA 4.0 rest services on 09/2020.



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