The rate and extent of global biodiversity change is surpassing our ability to measure, monitor and forecast trends. We propose an interconnected worldwide system of observation networks — a global biodiversity observing system (GBiOS) — to coordinate monitoring worldwide and inform action to reach international biodiversity targets.
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To the memory of Bob Scholes who contributed so much to GEO BON and the vision of the GBiOS. A.G. is supported by the Liber Ero Chair in Biodiversity Conservation. Any use of trade, product or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the United States Government. This research was carried out, in part, at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (80NM0018D0004). The first draft was written and prepared by A.G. All authors have read and commented on the paper.
The authors have no competing interests.
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Gonzalez, A., Vihervaara, P., Balvanera, P. et al. A global biodiversity observing system to unite monitoring and guide action. Nat Ecol Evol 7, 1947–1952 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-023-02171-0
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