About Us

The Society for Conservation Biology Oceania Section

The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to facilitating, promoting, and advancing the scientific study and conservation of biological diversity. With more than 5,000 members worldwide, professionals, students, organisations, and supporters collaborate together in a way that transcends borders to advance the SCB vision and mission.

The Society for Conservation Biology Oceania Section (SCBO) was formed in 2005, and operates as a regional semi-autonomous section of the SCB with an elected independent board. Our region encompasses Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands (including Hawaii), and we currently have upwards of 500 members. 

Our aim is to implement the mission and goals of the Society within our region, to increase the impact and influence of conservation science on management, education, and policy within Oceania. We pursue those goals through two programmatic themes: Conservation Science & Education, and Policy

Meet our board

The SCB Oceania Section is run by a Board of Directors elected by our members.

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