​Contribute to SCB

In addition to professional membership dues, SCB relies on financial contributions from generous supporters like you to advance the science and practice of saving wildlife and wild places across the globe.  From remote villages in developing countries to bustling urban centers, SCB members provide technical expertise and sound science to policy-makers worldwide, and work every day to ensure a healthy planet for future generations. 

There are many ways in which you can contribute to the SCB Community, but whichever methods you choose, please accept our deepest gratitude for helping us make positive impacts in fulfilling our mission to protect the Earth’s biological diversity! 

Friends of SCB
Not a conservational professional, but believe in the value of science and the Society’s work in supporting those dedicating their lives to conservation? Become a Friend of SCB!  Your tax-deductible donation will help support SCB members protect wildlife and wild places, nurture the next generation of conservation leaders, build professional capacity in global regions that are typically under-represented, bridge the gaps between the creation, dissemination, and application of conservation science, and support the Society’s role as a leading voice for science and conservation within regional, national, and international forums.

Legacy Gifts
Want to ensure that your commitment to conservation science will have longevity and durability?   Include SCB in your Legacy Planning!  Our Legacy Program provides many options for you to include SCB in your estate planning, by leaving a set amount or a percentage of your estate (specific bequest), stocks, IRAs or 401K plans, or with the assistance of your financial advisor you can arrange to leave a charitable endowment for restricted programs.

Specific Components of the SCB Community
The Society is formally comprised of regional Sections, localized Chapters and topical Working Groups.  Each of these vitally important groups has its own Board of Directors who work to forward the SCB Mission, expand their reach, and maximize their impacts.  

Want to support conservation efforts within a specific region of the world?  Donate to an SCB Regional Section!  SCB has 7 regional Sections, one for the marine realm and one each for Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, Oceania (New Zealand and Pacific Islands), and Latin America and the Caribbean. Each SCB Section strives to empower their members to address key conservation issues in their region and together, Sections collaborate on global issues to advance the SCB mission.  

Want to support conservation action happening on the localized level across the globe? Donate to SCB Chapters!  SCB has more than 35 Chapters located across the globe which provide amazing opportunities for individuals to become involved in conservation action, such as habitat restoration, professional and early career mentoring, and beach cleanups, at the local level.

Want to support conservation actions that are concentrated on key conservation topics?  Donate to an SCB Working Group! SCB has several Working Groups that focus on topical areas that are relevant to SCB’s mission. Often times many organizations and/or individuals focus on similar topics but their efforts are unconnected, duplicative, or uneconomical.  SCB’s vast professional network facilitates the convening of individuals having different, but equally important skill sets, to come together to work on the topic from a global level which thereby transcends borders, increases efficiencies and amplifies impacts.

SCB’s International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB)
Want to support the premier forum global forum for addressing conservation challenges and for presenting new research in conservation science and practice??  Become an ICCB Sponsor!  SCB's 29th International Congress for Conservation Biology will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 21-25 July 2019.  With more than 2,000 conservation professionals and students in attendance, ICCB is the major networking event for anyone involved or interested in conservation.


Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is a non-profit organization (Taxpayer ID #33-0147824) with tax-exempt status granted under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. There are a number of tax-advantaged giving opportunities available that enable you to help SCB while maximizing the deductions available to you for your contribution. Please consult your tax advisor.