The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is an international professional organization dedicated to advancing the science and practice of conserving the Earth’s biological diversity. The Society’s membership is comprised of a wide range of people interested in the conservation and study of biological diversity: resource managers, educators, government and private conservation workers, and students. The Society is a global community with representatives from over 100 countries. It is organized internationally by seven Regional Sections that initiate activities relevant to conservation needs on their continents or in their oceans. The Society provides many benefits to its community, including global and regional policy programs, conferences, free online access to publications for members in developing countries, and a very popular online job board. SCB also administers the prestigious David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship Program, sponsored by the Cedar Tree Foundation, that supports young professionals in conservation science.
The North America Section
The North America Section of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCBNA) represents the North American continent north of Mexico, including Canada and the United States. Although Mexico is a member of SCB’s Latin America and Caribbean Section, SCBNA collaborates with our Mexican colleagues on trans boundary conservation issues. The activities of the North America Section include a strong policy focus, including collaborations with other scientific societies and conservation organizations based in North America. The biannual North America Congress for Conservation Biology represents an important facet of SCBNA’s work to foster communication among conservation scientists and practitioners in North America. Check out the SCBNA Blog for news on the section!