The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is...
...an international professional organization of over 9000 individuals dedicated to advancing the science and practice of conserving the Earthís 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.
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The Mission of the Society is...
...to advance the science and practice of conserving the Earthís biological diversity.
What are the Society's Objectives?
- Promote membership in the Society and participation in the Chapterís activities.
- Encourage an interdisciplinary approach to biological conservation.
- Promote development of skills needed by professionals for effective participation in the field of conservation biology.
- Promote a forum for awareness of and involvement in local and global conservation issues.
- Advance and articulate positions of the Society on matters of public policy.
- Promote a high standard of professional integrity in the field of conservation biology.
What are the Chapter's Objectives?
- Encourage a dedication to community service, including participation in service projects and community development.
- Develop a long-term commitment to the assistance and development of local public education programs, in conjunction with the Story County Conservation Board and area nature centers.
- Encourage the continuing education and awareness of our members and community through an annual symposium and the inclusion of informational speakers.
- Promote a hands-on involvement in public policy, including the promotion of public awareness and interaction with local politicians.
What is the SCB Vision?
Our vision for the future takes a global perspective both in how we want the world to be and how we, as a Society want to be. In these visions we see:
- A world where people understand, value, and conserve the diversity of life on Earth.
- SCB as an effective, internationally respected organization of conservation professional’s that is the leading voice for the study and conservation of the Earth’s biodiversity.
What are the Organizational Values of SCB?
- The natural diversity of organisms, ecological complexity, and evolutionary processes have value and are necessary to support all species including our own;
- Human-caused extinctions and the degradation, destruction, or loss of functionality of natural ecosystems are undesirable;
- Maintaining and restoring biodiversity is the responsibility of all people and governments;
- The sciences, especially conservation sciences, perform a critical role in understanding how the natural world operates and how human societies and actions can both positively and negatively affect the natural world; and
- Science should inform policy and management decisions affecting biodiversity.
Five Year Strategic Plan for the Society for Conservation Biology: 2006-2010
Click to here read the five year conservation strategy decided upon at the 2005 Society for Conservation Biology conference.
If you have a special interest in learning more about Iowa's natural resources, please consider checking out the Iowa Master Conservationist Program sponsored at Iowa State University Extension. To learn more about the program, please visit their website.