Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool (IBAT)


Tool Type

Risk assessments

Risk Type

Climate change | Environmental

Feed Ingredients

drawing of an algae cell


line drawing of a chicken

Animal proteins (LAP/PAP)

link drawing of a fish skeleton

Aquaculture trimmings

line drawing of wheat sprigs


line drawing of insect larvae


line drawing of a palm with an oil droplet

Oil palm

line drawing of dna and molecule structure

Single-cell proteins (SCP)

line drawing of soy pods


line drawing of a vitamin gel capsule

Vitamins & minerals

line drawing of a fish

Wild capture fisheries

What is it?

IBAT is a tool to identify risk in sourcing areas for terrestrial ingredients bringing together constantly updated data from the IUCN red list of threatened species, Protected Planet’s world database on protected areas, and the world database of key biodiversity areas. 

As part of the subscription package, IBAT provides metrics (star scores) on the relative potential of an area to contribute to reducing species extinction risk through either threat abatement or restoration activities for any 5x5km grid cell, and a rarity-weighted richness for ~10 km2 grid cells. 

How to use it

Metrics can be used as indicators of biodiversity significance within sourcing locations.