Within this site you will find maps of biodiversity across our world. Global maps include terrestrial vertebrates and marine cone snails and are based on species range maps from the IUCN (mammals, amphibians, and cone snails) and BirdLife International and NatureServe (birds). For the USA, there are maps of all terrestrial vertebrates, freshwater fish, and trees, as well as a map of conservation priorities for the country. Brazil maps include birds, mammals, and amphibians.

global biodiversity


biodiversity visualizations






GIS-ready datasets are available on the Download page.

Methods used in preparing the biodiversity maps can be found here.

A list of the most recent updates can be found here.

Clinton N. Jenkins, Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas

IPÊ Instituto de Pequisas Ecológicas