The Data Reporting Tool for MEAs - DaRT is the first tool supporting Parties to effectively use synergies in the field of knowledge and information management for national reporting to biodiversity-related conventions.
DaRT is developed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) with support of the SCBD, was endorsed by the InforMEA Initiative which brings together Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) and is financially supported by the European Union and Switzerland.
A national working space to collect, organize and share information
DaRT provides Parties to MEAs with a private and secure working space to organize, share, and maintain information, data and knowledge across conventions and across reporting purposes.
By providing a single national working space to Parties, DaRT facilitates the re-use of information in the spirit of “enter once, re-use several times”, relieves the reporting burden and fosters communication and cooperation across ministries.
Integrating national biodiversity information in one place is also of value in the context of analyzing information against the SDGs and ultimately demonstrating the contribution of the implementation of biodiversity-related MEAs towards the Agenda 2030.
To learn more about national working spaces, visit
- the ABOUT DaRT section with its FAQs, and
- the USER GUIDE to walk you through the key functions of DaRT.
Building on global strategies to facilitate reporting
The Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and its Aichi Biodiversity Targets, its recognition and support by the governing bodies of the biodiversity-related conventions (BRC) as well as their call to Parties to integrated respective goals and targets in their National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans (NBSAPs) establishes a flexible universal framework for action on biodiversity. This framework of interrelated goals and targets across conventions and from the global, regional to the national level, provides a solid framework to organize national information to suit the needs of national reporting under various processes – as proposed by the DaRT.
The STRATEGY section provides an overview of interlinked global goals and targets.
Using synergies with other tools to provide Parties with data
Multiple tools were created to support Parties in implementing the conventions and to report thereon. DaRT aims at providing Parties with a single entry point to the tools and, in the medium term to develop interoperability with these tools.
A selection of it is included in the TOOLS page.
Do you want to test the DaRT?
You are interested in using DaRT and would like to test it?
Please contact us using the contact form for any question and to request access to the testing site "UNEP Testland".
The "Testland" working space includes a preconfigured NBSAP as well as sample items, which allow you to experience the functionalities of the DaRT and to manipulate its contents.