The ASEAN Clearing House Mechanism

Aware of the need for an infrastructure to organize biodiversity information in the region, ACB established the ASEAN Clearing-House Mechanism (ASEAN CHM) as the gateway to all available biodiversity related information in the ASEAN region.

The ASEAN CHM ( provides a cohesive and integrated perspective of the region's biological resources. It is a single entry point to the national CHMs of AMS and offers a range of services such as providing biodiversity-related information and capacity building guides and tools to aid the AMS in conservation planning, monitoring, and decision making. It also highlights regional status of species and protected areas and other regional analyses that can be used as bases for species and PA prioritization and conservation.