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In 2000 the Board of Governors of SCB approved the creation of seven Regional Sections, one for the marine realm and one each for Africa; Asia; Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific Islands; Europe; North America; and South and Central America and the Caribbean.

Sections are now vital elements within the Society working regionally on issues to achieve our common goal. You do not have to reside within the geographic boundaries of a Section to be a member, you simply need interest in conservation within that region or discipline. Visit any of our Section web sites by clicking on the Section below.

SCB Regional Sections

Click here to see how SCB geographically defines our Sections

Benefits of joining a SCB Regional Section

Sections are a sub-membership within the parent organization that represents regional interests or the discipline of marine conservation biology. Each Section has representation on the Board of Governors which is the governing body of the Society and guides us toward achieving our mission. Regional Sections are able to take SCB's mission and goals and implement them on a regional scale to achieve real results. Joining a Section gives you the opportunity to make your voice heard on issues that affect your conservation interests.

For examples of Section activities, be sure to explore each of our Section Web Sites (linked above). Sections often hold regional meetings in the areas of interest, click to learn more about regional meetings.

How do I join a Section?

Upon joing SCB, members add at least one (and no more than two) Sections to their member profile. Members may switch their Section(s) at any time from their member home page (following the links to your society involvement). Members may also update their Section(s) upon renewing their membership in SCB.