HABEaS WebGIS Tool
HABEaS - Hotspot Areas for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services is a virtual platform that results from a partnership between the Centre for Applied Ecology "Prof. Baeta Neves" (CEABN), WWF and Faunalia, that was created to allow stakeholders of the Mediterranean Basin to explore their natural capital.
HABEaS WebGIS is a powerful online Geographic Information System that offers stakeholders free and easy access to a wide variety of information on biodiversity and ecosystem services.
In this platform there is also a section with news, articles and reports on biodiversity and ecosystem services with a focus on the Mediterranean Region.
WWF is one of the world’s largest and most experienced independent conservation organizations, with over 5 million supporters and a global Network active in more than 100 countries. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world’s biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.
Faunalia is a professional association working on Geographic Information Systems and environmental analysis and management. Faunalia uses exclusively free and open source software.
Instituto Superior de Gestão/Higher Institute of Management is a faculty that teaches undergraduate and post-graduate courses in management, economics and marketing and related sciences. Through CIGEST - Management Research Center, ISG conducts applied research in three main areas: (1) Economics and Management, (2) Environment, Sustainability and Tourism and (3) Communication and Marketing.
CEABN is a research unit which main goal is to produce sound ecological knowledge and provide stakeholders (farmers, foresters and Hunting and Forest Producer Associations, Public administration authorities on Agriculture and Environment) with scientific bases to answer management and policy questions related to the sustainable use of agro-forestry resources.