The variety among living organisms
Biodiversity is the variety among living organisms from marine, terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Because of its significance for ecosystem functions and its intrinsic value, biodiversity needs to be protected.
Get up-to-date data and cover all aspects of biodiversity
- Data of protected areas directly from the responsible national government agencies
- Global databases from renowned international organizations, NGOs or research institutes
GRAS integrates global databases to complement information about protected areas with information about primary forests, biodiverse areas or other areas relevant for biodiversity conservations.
High quality standards
GRAS’ data sources are updated and extended dynamically in order to supply the user with the best available data sources. All biodiversity databases used in GRAS are selected according to high quality standards regarding content, data source, data quality, data format and availability of data.
Thailand, Vietnam and Kenya now available in the GRAS Tool
12 Sept 2019 – Information on biodiversity, land use change, carbon stock and social indices are now available for a total of 46 countries. Access the GRAS Tool and explore its various functionalities and datasets.
GRAS Fire Alerts to monitor deforestation activities
6 Sept 2019 – This summer deforestation activities around the globe have reached a new level, especially in Brazil and again in Indonesia. Use the GRAS Fire Alerts to support the effective monitoring of deforestation activities in selected regions.
INFORM Risk Index now available in the GRAS Tool
12 July 2019 – The GRAS Tool now contains subnational social risk indices from the INFORM Index for Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia and Kenya.
Mapping and monitoring of smallholders to increase traceability
1 July 2019 – Our newly developed tools for smallholder mapping, monitoring and traceability actively support sustainable agricultural practices of smallholders on the ground.
Coffee sector increasingly uses GRAS for risk assessments
23 April 2019 – The coffee certification scheme 4C applies GRAS as a supportive tool for risk level identification and audit preparation purposes.