The following are just a few ways that your support for SCBO and our members can make a difference:
Support science education: SCB Oceania plays an active role in supporting and providing professional development for conservation students and practitioners through workshops, conferences and mentoring. Donations support our members to extend their knowledge of science in conservation. $2,500 enables a Pacific Island student to attend an international conservation conference.
Support conservation nonprofit leadership: SCB Oceania operates as a regional semi-autonomous section of the global Society for Conservation Biology. Our volunteer Board of Directors, elected by our membership, predominantly comprises early- to mid-career conservation researchers and practitioners. $500 enables specialist training for one board member to act as a Contact Officer during conferences & public events.
Support evidence-based conservation policy: SCB Oceania seeks to influence policy that affects conservation action at local, national, and international levels. Donations to our engagement and policy work support improved awareness of conservation and promote evidence-based policy. $1000 supports literature review and data collection for development of a Conservation Science Statement.
Support on-ground action: SCB Oceania supports on-ground conservation action and networking among members through its Chapters. Donations to our Chapters lead to real on-ground change. $500 enables a community beach cleanup event.
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