The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is an international professional organization dedicated to advancing the science and practice of conserving the Earth’s biological diversity. The North America Section of the Society of Conservation Biology (SCBNA) represents the North American continent north of Mexico, including Canada and the United States. Although Mexico is a member of SCB’s Latin America and Caribbean Section, SCBNA members collaborate with Mexican colleagues on transboundary conservation issues. SCBNA works with other scientific societies and conservation organizations based in North America to advance the application of science to conservation policy.

The biennial North American Congress for Conservation Biology represents an important facet of SCBNA’s work to foster communication among conservation scientists and practitioners in North America. 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.


SCB North America is a professional society focused on the conservation of biodiversity, healthy ecosystems, and human connections.


  • To provide a venue to connect diverse students and professionals to advance and apply conservation knowledge.
  • To welcome, support, and empower all voices engaged in conservation to contribute to equitable solutions and catalyze wonder for the natural world.