SCBNA Allyship Program

Seeks to promote an understanding of the diversity of challenges faced by traditionally underrepresented communities within conservation, and to motivate dominant demographic groups to support minoritized groups based on this new understanding

Think about your career and your experiences in conservation. Maybe just take a look at the people around you today. Do these people mostly look like you? Do they mostly think like you? Do they mostly come from the same background as you? If you are in the majority, what are the institutional structures and hierarchies that have created this majority? How have you benefited from being in the majority? How can those in the majority help amplify the voices of those in the minority, and how can those in the majority use the power and privilege of their positions to change the structure of an unfair system?

Launched by the SCBNA Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Committee at an NACCB 2020 Interactive Session, the SCBNA Allyship Program seeks to promote an understanding of the challenges faced by diverse communities within conservation, and to motivate dominant demographic groups to support minoritized groups based on this new understanding. We hope to start a productive conversation among those in positions of privilege regarding how we can best use our power and advantages to expand the scope of inclusion and equity in conservation.

Stay tuned to this space for a video series and other activities currently in development. If you would like to receive communications related to SCBNA Allyship Group activities and news, please email Brendan Reid to be added to the mailing list.