HABEaS Project
Know your natural capital

In a nutshell

Biodiversity and ecosystem services are valuable natural assets. Explore your natural capital.

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.

Explore the WebGIS

Team

Every single member of the team looks better in person
Filipe Dias
Filipe Dias
HABEaS Officer
Miguel Bugalho
Miguel Bugalho
Scientific Advisor for Forests and Biodiversity
Rui Barreira
Rui Barreira
Project Officer
Giovanni Manghi
Giovanni Manghi
Data Infrastructure Manager
Ângela Morgado
Ângela Morgado
WWF Portugal’s Coordinator
Luís Neves Silva
Luís Neves Silva
New Generation Plantations Project Lead and former WWF Portugal’s Coordinator
Orlando Branco
Orlando Branco
Former HABEaS Officer

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Training

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