Across the planet, biodiversity data is limited and poorly integrated due to varying methodologies and standards, and most existing observation systems lack capacity and are not well connected to policy needs. This limits our ability to make informed and timely conservation decisions and support sustainable development. Continual advances in biodiversity observation technologies (e.g. camera-traps, etc.), methodologies, and models are being realized, making observation efforts more powerful and efficient. However, no system exists to facilitate their rapid discovery and sharing.
GEO BON is developing BON in a Box as a practical means by which the most effective and advanced tools can be deployed around the world to support the development of enhanced biodiversity observation Networks, increase the quantity and quality of biodiversity observations, and better connect them to policy-making.