Calling All Abstracts!

Abstract submission for oral, poster, and speed presentations is open December 8th, 2017 – January 19th, 2018 for the 2018 North America Congress for Conservation Biology, the theme of which is, Conservation Science, Policy, and Practice: Connecting the Urban to the Wild.  The conference will be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 21-26, 2018 (scientific program takes place July 23 – 25). Speakers in accepted symposia must also submit an abstract for their talk through this system. All presenters are required to follow the Conference Participation Policies.

Visit the Call for Abstracts page for criteria & requirements.

To submit an abstract starting Dec 8th, access the NACCB 2018 Profile portal here:

North American Chapters News

Montana Chapter: The Montana Chapter of SCB is hosting its 8th Annual Research Symposium, Conservation Now! Dates: November 6, 2017 (noon) – November 7, 2017 (noon).  Register for the symposium at:

The Montana Chapter consists of conservation non-profit and agency practitioners, researchers, staff, and students through Missoula, Bozeman, and surrounding areas.  Follow them on Facebook:


Toronto Chapter: The Toronto Chapter of SCB is hard at work helping us plan the 4th biannual North American Congress for Conservation Biology.  The chapter consists of over 600 members, and leadership includes graduate students from York University, and the University of Toronto.  They regularly host a journal club where students and practitioners come together to discuss recent articles in conservation science and practice, and look forward to hosting an event at NACCB 2018. Visit the Toronto Chapter’s website in the link above to subscribe to their newsletter, and follow them on social media!

Colorado State University Chapter: The Colorado State University (CSU) Chapter of SCB holds the record for the longest continuously active chapter of SCB.  With its home base in Warner College of Natural Resources, the chapter has seen dedicated faculty advising for many years, and has become a strong undergraduate-led organization. The chapter shares biweekly meetings with the local chapter of the Wildlife Society, hosting speakers, panels, and restoration work days at the nearby Robert’s Ranch. Stay up to date on CSU chapter news via Facebook in the link above.

Advancing the science and practice of conserving earth’s biological diversity

The Society for Conservation Biology North America (SCBNA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in affiliation with The Global Society for Conservation Biology. The Society (SCB) is a global community with representatives from over 100 countries. It is organized into seven geographic sections, (including the North American section, SCBNA) that initiate activities relevant to conservation needs in their regions. SCBNA represents the North American continent north of Mexico, including Canada and the United States. Although Mexico is member of the Latin American and Caribbean Section (LACA), SCBNA members collaborate with Mexican colleagues on transboundary conservation issues. SCBNA strives to serve as a ‘boundary organization’ for the North American community of conservation practitioners that can assist members in bridging the gap between research and practice, and make their work more effective in facilitating on-the-ground conservation successes.

Where to Find Us

  • Boulder, CO, by appointment
  • Fort Collins, CO, by appointment, Jan 7 – 10, 2018
  • Bozeman, MT, by appointment, Jan 22-26, 2018

For appointments, contact

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