About the Congress
Thank you for visiting the Society for Conservation Biology North America Congress Web Site. Information on the recent Congress in Oakland including the book of abstracts is still available on this site. SCB North America would also like to thank all of our sponsors for a great meeting!
Make sure to mark your calendars to attend the SCB International Congress July 21, 2013 in Baltimore and the North America Congress for Conservation Biology in Missoula, MT July 13 2014.
The Inaugural SCB North American Congress for Conservation Biology
The Society for Conservation Biology North America Congress for Conservation Biology (SCBNA or NACCB) is recognized as the most important meeting for conservation professionals and students working in North America. The biennial NACCB provides a forum for presenting and discussing new research and developments in conservation science and practice, and addressing today's conservation challenges. Most importantly, these conferences connect our regional community of conservation professionals and serve as the major networking outlet for anyone interested in North America conservation. While this regional conference format is relatively new to SCB we believe these biennial congresses are critical to our success as conservation professionals working in North America and expect to attract well over 1,000 participants to the first North America Congress for Conservation Biology.
This Congress will feature numerous symposia, concurrent sessions, workshops, trainings/short courses, field trips, and social events. Symposia topics will include such diverse topics as these: protected area planning for climate change resilience; Landscape Conservation Cooperatives; freshwater conservation; bridging the implementation gap; decision support tools for policy evaluation; employing traditional ecological knowledge; and marine protected area planning.
Our attendees are concerned with the science and practice of conserving biological diversity. The NACCB is continental in scope, bringing together conservation professionals and students from every sector of the field including the biological and social sciences, management, policy and planning. Attendees work for universities, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, private foundations and organizations and publications. They are scientists, students, managers, decision-makers, writers and other conservation professionals from throughout the world. We come together to present, learn, discuss, play, and enjoy the incredible networking opportunities of this event. Come join us!
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