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Religion and Conservation Biology

The SCB Religion and Conservation Biology Working Group (RCBWG) reunites academics, practitioners, and other professionals from around the world. The RCBWG aims to strengthen the dialogue between faith traditions and conservation, and promotes awareness of the importance of this dialogue within SCB and the conservation community, based on empirical evidence.


14 Oct 2015 RCBWG launches ‘Assisi Award’ for Faith-based Conservation

The award is meant to acknowledge organizations and individuals from around the world that demonstrate outstanding successes in conserving the Earth’s biological diversity based on their faith and spiritual understanding. The award will target initiatives conceived in the context of both mainstream religious groups and indigenous traditions, and will be assigned based on evidence of conservation achievements and coherence with the spiritual values that drove conservation efforts. This award will help to strengthen the dialogue between faiths and conservation, and permit to collect important information about faith-based conservation efforts around the world.

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See also




July 2015 Newsletter



November 2015 Newsletter



October 2015 Newsletter



May 2016 Newsletter