There is global consultation underway on creating an International Mechanism on Scientific Expertise of Biodiversity (IMoSEB). The push for an IMoSEB comes out of an understanding that 1) biodiversity is being lost at a significant rate, which has consequences for ecosystem services and that 2) intergovernmental scientific panels (e.g. the IPCC) have led to action nationally and globally. The consultative process is first looking to assess if there is a need for an IMoSEB and if there is such a need what form should it take. There is an on-line forum to discuss its development and also regional meetings being held around the globe.