Welcome to the Disciplinary Inclusion Task Force

Protecting the diversity of life is a central goal of conservation, a goal that requires conservationists from a diversity of disciplines and backgrounds. To support and promote disciplinary diversity within the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB), the Disciplinary Inclusion Task Force (DITF) was established in 2020.

About Us        Our Work


OUR MISSION

Protecting the diversity of life is a central goal of conservation, a goal that requires conservationists from a diversity of disciplines and backgrounds. To support and promote disciplinary diversity within the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB), the Disciplinary Inclusion Task Force (DITF) was established in 2020.

Our mission is to discover and recommend ways SCB can create an environment that welcomes and encourages a diversity of worldviews, identities, backgrounds, and interests, unified around the common interest to promote and conserve Earth's biological diversity.


OUR WORK

The DITF is conducting wide-ranging evaluations of SCB’s membership, including current, former, and potential members, to identify what motivates people to join SCB, engage with SCB-sponsored activities, or what factors act as barriers to membership and engagement. Our work aims to find ways to grow the global community of high-quality, diverse conservation science, practice, and policy, as well as provide expansive opportunities for conservation professionals and students.

 


EXPECTED OUTPUTS

The task force will provide Board of Governors with recommendations on how to improve SCB’s engagement with all who are necessary to achieve SCB’s Mission. The DITF expects to develop:

  1. A report summarizing our research findings to be shared with the BoG
  2. 1-3 peer-reviewed publications to share our findings with the SCB community and beyond.
  3. A market analysis & communications audit (done by Brooke Tully LLC) to identify similar organizations to SCB and identify areas for improvement.

HOW TO HELP

We invite you to take part in our research.

Click the button below to know more about how to volunteer.


GET IN TOUCH

If you have a question, use the form below to send us a message or contact Sarah Stephen at scb.diversity.inclusion@gmail.com

Photo credit in order: 1. Kate Evans, 2. Todd Petrie, 3. Sarah Stephen