Finding innovative ways to cross boundaries by connecting conservation practitioners, managers, and researchers

The 2020 congress will focus on innovative approaches to bringing together experts across disciplines to solve our most pressing needs related to population growth, land use, and climate change. Not only is this theme critical to the success of conservation, but it is also extremely relevant to the choice of conference location. Denver is a rapidly growing city situated among some of the most threatened ecosystems in North America, with ever-shrinking grasslands to the east and sensitive alpine areas to the west. Conservation biology aims to find solutions to the growing threats to biodiversity within a sustainable economic and social framework. Nowhere is this more pertinent than in the Rocky Mountain West, where we must find solutions to an ever-growing population and increasing demands on water and sensitive habitats. The conference will bring together an international group of specialists from multiple disciplines as well as engage researchers and land managers locally to tackle these important conservation issues and learn from regional examples.

Through numerous symposia, concurrent sessions, workshops, short courses, and field trips, we will advance discourse across conservation disciplines, from biological to social sciences. The 2020 Congress will provide an open platform to foster collaborative partnerships, and to create and adapt emerging ideas, technologies, and methods in conservation science.

The Fifth North America Congress for Conservation Biology will play an important role in advancing science and stimulating conservation action through effective dialogue, networking, and multi-stakeholder engagement. This biennial Congress in North America is critical to our success as conservation professionals.

NACCB 2020 is being planned in cooperation with local partners among the many conservation science organizations based in the Denver area.