The Sydney Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology

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The Sydney Society for Conservation Biology (Sydney-SCB) is a regional chapter of the international Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) serving the larger Sydney community and environment.


Our mission is to advance the science and practice of conserving the biological diversity of the larger Sydney region and beyond.

What is SCB?

The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is an international professional organisation dedicated to promoting the scientific study of the phenomena that affect the maintenance, loss, and restoration of biological diversity. The Society’s membership comprises a wide range of people interested in the conservation and study of biological diversity: resource managers, educators, government and private conservation workers, and students make up the more than 10,000 members world-wide.

Sydney Chapter of SCB

The purpose of local chapters is to provide a way for SCB members in local areas to organise and network around the mission of the society. Think of chapters as a way of “acting locally”.

The Sydney chapter is open to members in the greater Sydney Region and beyond! Our current board and membership is largely based at UNSW, Macquarie University, Wollongong and Taronga Conservation Society, but we aim to broaden our membership to include professionals working in fields relevant to conservation as well as anyone else with an interest and desire to get involved in conservation.

Why join a chapter?

– Get involved in local conservation projects. Check out the project tab for details of the conservation projects run by the chapter.
– Get involved in conservation policy. We run submission writing workshops on important conservation issues.
– Become part of a vibrant community of students and professionals with an interest in conservation.
– Become a member of a professional, international organisation.
– Get the opportunity to attend regional and international conferences.

We are an international group from Australia, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Kenya and Liechtenstein.. All of us are actively involved in conservation—either as postgraduate researchers/students or as consultant. Profiles of each of us can be found here: Board members