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ACT - Volume 9 Issue 1 

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Young Women in Conservation Biology Award - Call for Nominations

The role of women in conservation biology and their advancement of the discipline globally are evident to all; albeit, African women are underrepresented in the field of conservation science on the African continent. The Africa section of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) has identified this gap and created the Young Women Conservation Biologists group (YWCB).

We were formed as a vehicle to advance career opportunities for young African women in conservation and to give support and encouragement to our membership. Based on our five core objectives, current efforts aim to:
  • Create a forum for young African women and women from around the world working in or interested in African conservation.
  • Build mentor-mentee relationships between women across Africa and the globe.
  • Recognize outstanding contributions to conservation of emerging African women professionals, via an award.
  • Help young African women further their careers by providing small grants.
2015 YWCB Award Call for Nominations
 
The Young Women Conservation Biologist group of the Africa Section of SCB is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2015 Young Women in Conservation Biology Award (YWCB). 
 
African women are underrepresented in the field of conservation science on the African continent. To help bridge this gap, the Africa Section of SCB created the Young Women Conservation Biologists group in 2005 and established the YWCB award to recognize the achievements of young women in Africa who advance the discipline of conservation biology on the continent.
 
The deadline to submit nominations and supporting materials for the 2015 YWCB Award is 30 January 2015. Visit the Africa Section's YWCB page to download the 2015 YWCB Nomination Form.