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North America Section

The North America Section (SCBNA) is the largest of the Society's seven regional Sections and 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 biannual 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.