SCBO 2020

Ola Ka ʻĀina Momona: Managing for Abundance

Honolulu, Hawaiʻi | August 31 – September 3
hosted in partnership with the Hawaiʻi Conservation Alliance

To submit an abstract or register for the conference, please visit the main conference website.

Key dates

Call for Abstracts, Symposia & Workshops: Now Open!
Session and Abstract Proposal Deadline: February 28th, 2020
Deadline for Presenters to Register: July 15th, 2020

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About the conference

For our 2020 regional conference SCB Oceania are partnering with the Hawaiʻi Conservation Alliance to host a conference on the theme of Ola Ka ʻĀina Momona: Managing for Abundance.

Ola Ka ʻĀina Momona” translates simply as “The Abundant Land Thrives.” In ʻŌiwi (indigenous Hawaiian) culture, the concept of ʻāina momona describes places of biocultural resource abundance, such as lush riverine valleys, fresh water springs, estuaries, healthy nearshore reefs, rich agricultural complexes, and profoundly productive nearshore fishponds, which resulted in a rich ‘Ōiwi society. ʻĀina momona is not absent of human presence, but rather, reflects an active and symbiotic relationship between people and their place.  This conference invites presenters and attendees to apply the concept of ʻāina momona to explore the study and practice of conservation, restoration, and stewardship of the landscapes.

The Conference will allow a diverse group of scientists, policymakers, conservation practitioners, educators, students and community members from Oceania to converge and discuss conservation. It’s a time to connect, share and inspire, all with the common goal of caring for our natural resources.

Further information on conference registration, accommodation, workshop, and SCBO student travel awards will be coming soon.

Conference Tracks

  • Cultural Values and Practice in Conservation
  • Capacity in Conservation
  • Global Change & Challenges
  • Putting Research into Practice
  • New Technologies and Research in Conservation
  • Place-based Conservation

More information on conference tracks / themes is available here.

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