Hawaii’s native species need protection: A case for expanding the State Endangered Species List

Members of the policy committee of the Hawai’i Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology (HISCB) have submitted a policy statement on behalf of HISCB and the Society for Conservation Biology Oceania section regarding the listing of at-risk Hawaiian terrestrial flora and fauna species under the State Endangered Species Statute, HRS 195D, to prevent further … Continue reading Hawaii’s native species need protection: A case for expanding the State Endangered Species List

Greater Melbourne Chapter launch event

We’re very excited to invite you to the official launch of our chapter on Tuesday, 18th June 5.30 pm at the University of Melbourne- Biosciences 1, room G26, just off Tin Alley! 🎉🎉🎉 We have a very special guest speaker, Dr Cathy Oke, and we will go for 🍔and 🍻 afterwards (6:30 pm) at the Clyde (385 Cardigan Street, … Continue reading Greater Melbourne Chapter launch event

Planting for Butterflies

Planting for Butterflies is an initiative of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) UQ Brisbane chapter and the Possingham Lab, and supported by the UQ Sustainability Office and Property & Facilities Division, to systematically test the success of planting native fauna to benefit butterfly species on the UQ St Lucia campus. Planting plots have been … Continue reading Planting for Butterflies

Science Week Science on Tap Event, Brisbane

To celebrate National Science Week the Society for Conservation Biology UQ chapter is hosting a Science on Tap event at one of Brisbane’s staple bars, The Bearded Lady! Our topic of the evening is ‘human-nature connectedness’; the reasons behind why and how some people feel more connected to nature, the benefits this connection can provide … Continue reading Science Week Science on Tap Event, Brisbane

SCB Greater Melbourne Chapter’s first event

The newly formed SCB Greater Melbourne Chapter will hold their first event at the upcoming Victorian Biodiversity Conference, held at La Trobe University on 6th & 7th February 2018. Location: Western Lecture Theatres, La Trobe University, Bundoora Free parking will be available Time: 5:30pm-7pm Find out more about the SCB Greater Melbourne Chapter at their website

Chapter Spotlight: Hawai‘i

Long-recognized for its outstanding community of conservationists, Hawai‘i initiated the first statewide chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology in January of this year. The Hawai‘i Chapter is one of the newest groups to join the Society for Conservation Biology Oceania! Hawai‘i is unique in that we are the first chapter within the Society to … Continue reading Chapter Spotlight: Hawai‘i

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

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.

SCB UQ Chapter Riverbank Restoration Project wins Green Gown Award

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Working in partnership, the SCB UQ Chapter and UQ Properties and Facilities Management-Sustainability have made a roaring success of the Riverbank Restoration Project. Not only is the project bringing back habitat and wildlife alongside the Brisbane River, it has now been awarded an Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACT) Community Engagement Green Gown Award!

Brisbane Chapter Film Night

Movie Flyer A5The Society of Conservation Biology UQ/Brisbane Chapter is hosting a fundraising film night on Wednesday 14 September 6 pm at the Schonell Theatre, St Lucia, UQ Campus, Brisbane.

The evening includes a showcase of conservation short films made by undergraduate biology students (and future conservation scientists!) followed by the feature highlight — the hilarious tale of one of Australia’s most notorious environmental blunders, Cane Toads The Conquest (a film by Mark Lewis).

Click through for ticket information.