National BONs can act as national units and networks bringing biodiversity change data and information together. The development of national BONs is also directly facilitated through the application of BON in a Box.

China, Colombia and France are national BONs already functioning. The Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (Arctic BON) and the Asia Pacific BON (AP-BON) are existing regional BONs under the GEO BON umbrella.