The Biodiversity Information for Development (BID) programme is a European Union-funded programme led by GBIF, the Global Biodiversity Information Facility. The programme's objective is to improve management of natural capital for human well-being, through the increased application of biodiversity information as evidence for decision-making.

While progress in sharing, transferring and applying scienti c knowledge about the world's biodiversity is steadily improving, gaps in information about the distribution of the worldÂ’s biodiversity still impede elective policy decision making