Oceania’s community of conservation professionals

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Our Mission

The Society for Conservation Biology Oceania Section has over 500 members from around our region and across the globe. Together, our community of conservation professionals is working to advance the science and practice of conserving the Earth’s biological diversity.


The SCB Oceania Section hosts regional conferences every two years, with the conference location rotating between Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
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Local Chapters

There are seven local SCB Chapters in Oceania. Chapters provide a way for our members to become involved in local conservation initiatives.
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SCB Oceania is proud to support the

3rd Student Conference on Conservation Science – Australia

The University of Queensland, Brisbane, July 3-10, 2019

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Conservation Science & Education

Scientific research, partnering with local and traditional knowledge, provides the essential platform for evidence-based policy, management, and education. SCBO seeks to promote conservation science within Oceania, to build the capacity of conservation students within our region, and to make conservation science accessible to the public.

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Environmental Policy

Conservation and development policies significantly impact the long-term sustainability of biodiversity and natural resources. SCBO seeks to ensure that policies at local, regional, national, and international levels are informed by the best available scientific evidence.

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