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5th Oceania Congress for Conservation Biology (2018)


Wellington, New Zealand

The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) Oceania section is proud to team up with Victoria University of Wellington to host the 5th Oceania Congress for Conservation Biology to be held on July 3-5, 2018. Hashtag: #SCOB2018

The meeting will bring together the community of conservation professionals to address conservation challenges and present new findings, initiatives, methods, tools and opportunities in conservation science and practice. Scientists, students, managers, decision-makers, writers, and other conservation professionals are invited to participate in this event.

Key Links



  • Is there a directory of participants?
  • Is there live and recorded video?
  • What is new in the world of conservation biology in Oceania?
  • What is the status of the NZ biodiversity action plan?
  • What would locals like visitors to know about Wellington?

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 5,000 members world-wide.

The SCB Oceania (SCBO) section represents Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands, and has been functioning with an elected independent board since 2005. Amongst other activities, SCBO holds tremendously successful regional conservation conferences, recently in Darwin, Australia (2012), Suva, Fiji (2014) and Brisbane, Australia (2016). Our next conference will be in Wellington (New Zealand) in 2018. In addition, we continue to support and grow our regional journal Pacific Conservation Biology. SCBO now has six local Chapters in Brisbane, Sydney, Wellington, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Hawaii.



Twitter Moment

SCBOceania Twitter

Key Quotes
“You probably didn’t come to a plenary expecting to hear about frog urine.” @minimbus

Oh how I love science



Conservation Biology

Wellington, New Zealand

Wild New Zealand

New Zealand’s Biodiversity Action Plan

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