Key Biodiversity Areas 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.

Your details


Request details

Extent - Please indicate whether you are interested in data for a particular country, region or for the globe.
Purpose - Please give a comprehensive description of how you intent to use the data. We may request further clarification prior to providing access. (min. 100 characters)

Agree to terms of use

Privacy - BirdLife International will use your personal information in accordance with the UK Data protection Act 2018 and other applicable laws. For more information, and for a summary of your rights in relation to our use of your personal information, please visit In addition to the external third parties listed in our privacy policy, we may also share your personal information with KBA regional focal points and national coordination groups for the purposes of validating and supporting the request for data. For more information about these groups and individuals, please visit the following links:

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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