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

UPDATE 2020 Ola Ka ʻĀina Momona Virtual Conference Announcement


After careful consideration, the Hawaiʻi Conservation Alliance and Foundation have decided to host this year’s Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference as a virtual event. This decision was made primarily to exercise an abundance of caution in consideration of the uncertainty around the impacts and threats of the COVID-19 virus. The 2020 Ola Ka ʻĀina Momona: Managing for Abundance … Continue reading UPDATE 2020 Ola Ka ʻĀina Momona Virtual Conference Announcement

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 1 member at large position 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 a nomination form by e-mail to elections@scboceania.org before 8th May 2020.  … Continue reading Nominations now open for the SCBO Board of Directors

SCBO Student Paper Award for 2020 Now Open


SCBO are pleased to announce the call for our annual student paper award. The closing date for nominations is 1st May 2020. Prizes include free registration to the Oceania Congress for Conservation Biology in 2021 or SCB membership! Due to the cancellation of SCB conferences this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not … Continue reading SCBO Student Paper Award for 2020 Now Open

Postponement of SCBO events due to COVID-19 pandemic


In light of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the Society for Conservation Biology Oceania (SCBO) has taken the decision to delay all planned in person events for 2020, including our joint HCA-SCBO conference and Earth Optimism Australia event, until 2021.  The safety of our members and public attendees is at the foremost of our decision … Continue reading Postponement of SCBO events due to COVID-19 pandemic

Pacific Conservation Biology seeking a Social Media Editor


Pacific Conservation Biology is seeking a Social Media Editor to join the editorial board. The journal provides a forum for discussion about regional conservation problems; debate about priorities and mechanisms for conservation oriented biological research; and dissemination of the results of relevant research. Pacific Conservation Biology is published by CSIRO Publishing.  The role of the Social … Continue reading Pacific Conservation Biology seeking a Social Media Editor

Call for contributions to special issue on Transforming Conservation Biology Through Indigenous Perspectives


Contributions are welcomed to an upcoming Special Issue in Pacific Conservation Biology: “Transforming Conservation Biology Through Indigenous Perspectives“. For more information, please contact Coordinating Editor Melissa Price. About the Special Issue The field of conservation biology is influenced and shaped by values from many world views. Research, decision processes, and policies are generated by people, … Continue reading Call for contributions to special issue on Transforming Conservation Biology Through Indigenous Perspectives

Call for Nominations: SCB Oceania Distinguished Service Award


We are excited to announce the call for nominations for our 2020 Oceania Distinguished Service Award. SCB Oceania awards a Distinguished Service Award biennially to acknowledge an individual or institution who has made significant contributions to conservation biology within Oceania. Nominations are now open and close on 14th February 2020. You may nominate yourself or someone … Continue reading Call for Nominations: SCB Oceania Distinguished Service Award