Chapter Spotlight: SCB Brisbane-UQ


The SCB UQ Brisbane Chapter is based at the University of Queensland and membership is open to anybody involved or interested in conservation science, policy or education in the Oceania region. The SCB UQ Brisbane chapter is dedicated to promoting the conservation of biodiversity and associated ecological processes that improve and maintain the ecosystem health … Continue reading Chapter Spotlight: SCB Brisbane-UQ

SCBO 2018 Call for Abstracts & Registration Now Open


Come to Wellington, NZ, to share your amazing conservation research and practice. And take part in some cracking field trips and events while you’re at it!  http://wellington2018.scboceania.org/    Registration for the conference is now open. Early bird registration closes 13 April 2018. Abstract submissions are now welcomed. Deadline for submission is 12 January 2018.

SCBO 2018 Call for Symposia, Workshops, and Short Courses


Join us in Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand in 2018 wellington2018.scboceania.org The 5th meeting of  the Society for Conservation – Oceania section will take place from 2-6 July 2018 in at Te Papa Tongarewa Museum in Wellington, New Zealand. Calls for symposia, short courses, and workshops are now open. The conference website is now live and … Continue reading SCBO 2018 Call for Symposia, Workshops, and Short Courses

Virtual Issue – Pacific Biodiversity: Values, Threats and Solutions


Access the virtual issue Pacific Conservation Biology is dedicated to conservation in the Pacific region, which is defined broadly as the western Pacific (East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania), the north Pacific (including Russia), and the islands of the central Pacific across to countries on the North American and South American continents bordering on … Continue reading Virtual Issue – Pacific Biodiversity: Values, Threats and Solutions

Research priorities for conservation and natural resource management in Oceania’s small-island developing states


For conservation science to effectively inform conservation action, research must focus on creating the scientific knowledge required to solve conservation problems, and researchers must effectively communicate that knowledge to practitioners. In the last decade or so, numerous exercises have been conducted to identify priority research questions or horizon scan for important upcoming research themes (for example: for conservation … Continue reading Research priorities for conservation and natural resource management in Oceania’s small-island developing states

The good news and bad news about the rare birds of Papua New Guinea


Robert Davis, Edith Cowan University The rainforests of Papua New Guinea are home to one of the richest bird populations in the world. But many are threatened by logging and palm oil farming. Now, a team of researchers led by Edith Cowan University have surveyed the PNG island of New Britain to see how the … Continue reading The good news and bad news about the rare birds of Papua New Guinea

Ocean Plastics Café a great success


Happy World Oceans Day! Today is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. This year’s theme is Our Oceans, Our Future with a conservation action focus of “Encouraging solutions to plastic pollution and preventing marine litter for a healthier ocean and a better future”. Given the significance of the marine environment to countries in Oceania, SCB Oceania Chapters are hosting some great conservation events to celebrate the day.

Culture, kastom and conservation in Melanesia: what happens when worldviews collide?


At the 4th Society for Conservation Biology Oceania congress in Brisbane last July, Stacy Jupiter delivered a plenary talk entitled “Culture, kastom and conservation in Melanesia: what happens when worldviews collide?”. Stacy has now published a version of her talk as an essay in Pacific Conservation Biology: In this essay, in order to provide guidance to improve the future effectiveness of … Continue reading Culture, kastom and conservation in Melanesia: what happens when worldviews collide?