In a nutshell
Biodiversity has intrinsic value and generates ecosystem services essential to humankind. HABEaS project maps areas of high biodiversity and ecosystem services in Portugal and Bosnia and Herzegovina providing an easy way to explore the natural capital with an online geographic information system (WebGIS). Click here to vist the WebGIS
What is HABEaS about?
Free access to data on biodiversity and ecosystem services
HABEaS uses the best publicly availabeinformation on biodiversity and ecosystem services, systematized according to the High Conservation Value Forests (HCVF) framework to identify geographical areas of conservation importance ( Learn more).
Using the WebGIS
HABEaS provides online access via a web browser to biodiversity and ecosystem services attributes of geographical areas located in Portugal and Bosnia and Herzegovina through an online geographic information system (WebGIS). Click here to vist the WebGIS
The Project in the Wild
HABEaS WebGIS has been used to identify areas of conservation importance by the forest industry, forest producer associations as well as to define priority areas for setting Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) schemes (Learn more).
Free and Open Source Software
Free access and Free use are key issues for mainstreaming biodiversity and ecosystem services’ analysis. We chose to use free and open source software to build and manage HABEaS sto that anyone can use it regardless of their financial constraints or geographic location.