Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) GIS data request

Note: It is not possible to directly download KBA boundaries from this website. However the following notes explain how to request data:

About the dataset
On behalf of the KBA Partnership, BirdLife International maintains a GIS dataset of KBA boundaries. For a small proportion of sites, a polygon is not yet available, and the site is represented by a point showing its location.

Requesting data
The KBA GIS dataset is available in ESRI shapefile format to use in GIS mapping software.

For commercial purposes, the dataset is available through the Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool (

For non-commercial use, please complete the form below. Full terms of use (including the definition of non-commercial use) are available here.

We will review your request and send the download location for the data to you. If you have any questions about the data or process please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please Note: This is not an automated process, and before requests are responded to they undergo internal authorisation by relevant staff, and if appropriate, the originating organisation, As such, requests normally take 5-10 working days to process.

For more information about accessing KBA data please see KBA data access and reposting.

Privacy - BirdLife International will process your data in accordance with the UK Data Protection Act 1998. On occasion we may pass your data onto other members of the KBA Partnership and we may follow up with you about your use of the KBA dataset and the impact it has had.

By providing your personal data you consent to its processing as described in the above statement.

Terms of use - Please read and accept the terms of use, disclaimer and errors and omissions statement here. In particular, please note that the data cannot be used for commercial purposes, passed on to third parties, or republished. Full and appropriate acknowledgement is required in any materials or publications derived from the data. For any publications making substantial use of the data, the KBA Partnership welcomes the opportunity for appropriate coauthorship, collaboration and to comment prior to publication.

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