A key activity of BioFresh is to compile and make available information on Freshwater Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) at both European and global scales. A database is required to hold, manage, and present this information. The World Biodiversity Database (WBDB), hosted by Birdlife International, currently holds all information on the worlds Important Bird Areas (KBAs for birds) and the terrestrial and marine KBAs identified by Conservation International. With this initiative BioFresh has contracted Birdlife International to help customize this existing database to allow inclusion of additional information specific to Freshwater KBAs and to provide a user interface so the information can be freely searched and viewed via the BioFresh portal.
Status: Ongoing – to be completed July 2013