You’ve heard of many of the world’s critically endangered species. The Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) in Danger are the world’s critically endangered sites.

By Shaun Hurrell, Zoltan Waliczky, Tue, 16/02/2016


How do you effectively conserve the world’s birds and other nature with limited resources?

You need to prioritise important places for conservation to succeed.

Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) are the sites of international significance for the conservation of the world’s birds and other nature.

BirdLife has identified 12,000 IBAs worldwide.

But some of these sites are under most immediate threat from damage or destruction and need our urgent attention: these are the IBAs in Danger.


© BirdLife International

© BirdLife International

For several decades now BirdLife International has been the global authority to maintain the Red List of Birds.

Since 2013, it has also been publishing the list of IBAs in Danger which are the most threatened sites as identified by BirdLife Partners on the basis of monitoring data.


The new, up-dated 2015 list launched today has 422 IBAs in Danger in more than 100 countries.

You can explore all the IBAs in Danger in BirdLife’s new interactive Story Map.

To learn more, click here !