SCB Service Awards
SCB is proud of the career achievements of its members and the outstanding contributions they make to conservation every day and we honor those achievements on a biennial basis through an official awards program.
Know someone who deserves recognition for their commitment to conservation and achievements in the field? Visit the Service Awards nomination page to nominate an individual or institution for an SCB Service Award
SCB awards up to five Distinguished Service and Early Career Professional Awards and one LaRoe Award at its International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB).
In 2013 SCB presented Distinguished Service Awards to Eleanor Sterling, Bill Sutherland, John Woinarski, and the Center for the Study and Conservation of Raptors in Argentina (CECARA) at ICCB in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
SCB President James Watson and Lucas Joppa won Early Career Conservationist Awards and Robin Waples won the Edward T. LaRoe III Memorial Award.
In 2015, SCB presented Distinguished Service Awards to Elsa Cabrera, the founder and CEO of Cenro de Conservacion Cetacea, Chile; Kerry Sink, the Marine Program Manager at the South African National Biodiversity Institute; and Mike Hoffman, who accepted the award on behalf of the IUCN Red List. Stacy Jupiter won the Early Career Conservationist Award for her work in Oceania on human activities on linked tropical coastal ecosystems and ecosystem services.
Sue Miller-Taei won the Edward T. LaRoe III Memorial Award.
Click here top learn more about the history of the SCB awards and to view past winners.
Edward T. LaRoe III Memorial Award
Given to an individual who has been a leader in translating principles of conservation biology into real-world conservation. Preference is given to employees of government agencies or individuals who have spent at least part of their career in public service. The intention of the award is to recognize the innovative application of science to resource management and policy.
Distinguished Service Awards
Recognizes individuals, groups or institutions for distinguished service in any field associated with conservation biology and whose work has furthered the mission of SCB.
Early Career Conservationist Awards
Honors achievements in conservation by professionals early in their careers (no more than 10 years since leaving school). SCB does not apply an age criteria in order to enable eligibility for individuals who might have come to conservation as a second career.
|Stephen M. Awoyemi||Africa Representative|
|Christie Lam||Asia Representative|
|Vanessa Adams||Oceania Representative|
|Anthony Giordano||Latin America and Caribbean Representative|
|Javier Bustamante Díaz||Europe Representative|
|Leslie Cornick||Marine Representative|
|Karen Beard||North America Representative|
|Jame Schaefer||North America Representative|
|Stephen Awoyemi||Religion & Conservation Biology Working Group|
|Christie Lam||Social Sciences Working Group|