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For over 25 years, the Society for Conservation Biology has led the development of conservation biology and related scientific disciplines. Primarily, SCB has accomplished this through its publication of two scientific journals: Conservation Biology, founded in 1987, and Conservation Letters, an online journal founded in 2008. The Society also offers a suite of affiliate publications, available to members at a discount, including the award-winning magazine, Conservation, and the scientific journals Pacific Conservation Biology and Biological Conservation.

SCB also promotes the science of conservation biology through the production of peer reviewed reports for federal and state agencies, and for other organizations that seek to include high standards of scientific rigor in their management decisions.  Learn more about how to request SCB’s peer review services.  Learn more about the science of conservation biology here.

As a benefit of membership in SCB, members may subscribe to Conservation Biology at a discounted rate. The journal is available online for free to all members in developing countries. A free subscription to the Conservation Letters is provided to all SCB members.  Member-oriented news and happenings in and around SCB are now provided in the SCB News Blog, the successor to SCB's member newsletter. 

The scientific journal Conservation Biology elucidates, probes, and projects environmental trends with considerable technical strength. The conservation relevance of the journal's scientific papers on topics such as population ecology and genetics, ecosystem management, climate change, freshwater and marine conservation, landscape ecology, and the many human dimensions of conservation transcends the particular ecosystem, species, and situation described. Learn more about the journal, including how to submit a manuscript.  


Conservation Letters covers cutting-edge, policy-relevant conservation research from the natural and social sciences. This online journal features papers renowned for their originality and influence on policy debates and management solutions. Manuscripts are published with a turnaround time that gives Conservation Letters a critical voice on hot-button topics of the day. Less than eight years old, the journal already carries considerable influence holding an impact factor of 4.694. Learn more about the journal, including how to submit a manuscript.