Interested in joining the SCBO Board, but not sure what it involves?


Nominations are now open for the Society for Conservation Biology Oceania Section Board of Directors. We have the President-Elect position and 4 member at large positions that will be opening. Interested in joining the SCBO Board, but not sure what it involves? We asked our current board members to share some of their experiences.  How much time does … Continue reading Interested in joining the SCBO Board, but not sure what it involves?

HATCH: Taronga Accelerator Program


HATCH is a 14 week part-time development program focused on discovering and supporting innovative ideas to help address environmental and conservation challenges. The program consists of on-site immersive days at Taronga Zoo in Sydney and weekly online sessions, and is open to applicants from across Australia. Through the program HATCH supports participants with mentoring and … Continue reading HATCH: Taronga Accelerator Program

2021 Nominations now open for the SCBO Board of Directors


Nominations are now open for the Society for Conservation Biology Oceania Section Board of Directors. We have the President-Elect position and 4 member at large positions that will be opening. Successful candidates will serve 3 year terms. If you know of someone who would be a good candidate for one of these positions (self-nominations are welcome) please submit … Continue reading 2021 Nominations now open for the SCBO Board of Directors

Notice of Special General Members Meeting


Members of the Society for Conservation Biology (Oceania) (SCBO) are invited to a Special General Members Meeting. Date: 4 March 2021, 12pm Australian Eastern Standard TimeLocation: Zoom https://vuw.zoom.us/j/4621564244 This meeting is a follow-up meeting to confirm a vote for the amended SCBO Constitution that was addressed at the Annual General Meeting (AGM), but required specific wording … Continue reading Notice of Special General Members Meeting

Congrats to our 2020 SCBO Student award winner, Levi Collier-Robinson


This years SCB Oceania Student publication award has been awarded to Levi Collier-Robinson, for his paper Embedding indigenous principles in genomic research of culturally significant species: a conservation genomics case study published in the New Zealand Journal of Ecology. Members of the SCBO Board judging the award thought Levi’s approach to embedding Māori principles in genomics research … Continue reading Congrats to our 2020 SCBO Student award winner, Levi Collier-Robinson

Notice of SCBO 2020 AGM


Members of the Society for Conservation Biology Oceania Section (SCBO) are invited to attend the  2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) 10th December 2020 12pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) Location: Zoom  Members are also invited to submit agenda items and resolutions for consideration. Agenda items and resolutions must be submitted by 5pm Australian Eastern Daylight … Continue reading Notice of SCBO 2020 AGM

Our support for Black Lives Matter


The Society for Conservation Biology Oceania (SCBO) stands firm in our solidarity and support of the ongoing Black Lives Matter (BLM) civil rights movement.  This global outcry prompted by the extrajudicial killing of George Floyd is a reminder to us that racism, systematic oppression, and discrimination are tightly embedded in all of our communities. While not all communities experience the … Continue reading Our support for Black Lives Matter

Vote now in the SCB Oceania Board Election


It’s time to vote in the SCB Oceania Section Board election!  Five excellent candidates have been nominated to stand in the election for a Member-at-Large position. The deadline to vote is Tuesday, 2 June (24:00 UK/GMT).  It’s easy to cast your ballot: Go to the SCB website and log in to your member home page (click “Member Login” … Continue reading Vote now in the SCB Oceania Board Election

A special message from the Earth Optimism Alliance


As previously noted, we have had to postpone our Earth Optimism Australia event at Taronga Zoo, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Celebrating Global #EarthOptimism this Earth Day and beyond In the last year, the #EarthOptimism movement has gained momentum. Through sharing and learning from conservation wins, it has given us the inspiration and information we need … Continue reading A special message from the Earth Optimism Alliance