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.
Voting for two new SCB Oceania Board members is now open! We have an impressive field of seven candidates for you to choose from. Their biographies are below. To vote, go to conbio.org and log in to your member area. There, you should see the invitation to vote (as above). The voting period will run from Monday 8th … Continue reading VOTE for new members of the SCBO Board of Governors
In our member spotlight this week is SCBO board member Danielle Shanahan. SCBO: How did you first hear about the Society for Conservation Biology? Danielle: I was lucky enough to get to the ICCB in Beijing in 2009 as a PhD student. It was clear right from the start just how important the SCB was … Continue reading Member Spotlight: Danielle Shanahan
What should development in Northern Australia look like? The new 'food bowl'? Turning the rivers inland? There are grand dreams about developing the 'north'. But what is the real untapped potential of Northern Australia? Earlier this year, at the Society for Conservation Biology Oceania Congress we hosted an expert panel to discuss these issues. The event was … Continue reading Big Ideas: What should development in Northern Australia look like?