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Europe Section

SCB Europe Section focuses on the conservation of biodiversity in Europe and the EU.

Our Mission:

The SCB Europe Section is a network of professionals working for the conservation of biodiversity with a special interest in European issues.

The Europe Section was formed to promote conservation biology and its application to conserve biological diversity in Europe. The principal goals of the Section are:

  • To increase awareness and understanding of European conservation issues.
  • To strengthen conservation biology research and its application in Europe .
  • To advocate for biological diversity and willingly offer and promote the role of scientific review in assessment of conservation strategies.
  • To develop, promote and facilitate networks of communication and collaboration among Society members, and other researchers, managers, government agencies and non-governmental organizations in Europe and throughout the world.

SCB Europe has: 

  • an international Board of 10 members;
  • five standing committees:  CommunicationEducation, Membership and Policy; a Mediterranean Ad Hoc Committee and an increasing number of new Chapters.
  • There are over 500 European Section members (February 2016), representing 28 countries from all over Europe.

2023 Call for Nominations: SCB Europe Section Board 

Nominations due by 15 October, 2023

Make a difference in conservation and give back to your conservation community by nominating yourself or encourage someone else to serve on the SCB Europe Board of Governors!

Beginning 1 January 2024 we will have 4 open positions for Board members on the SCB Europe Board, one President-elect and 3 members-at-large. If you are or wish to be a member of SCB, you reside in Europe, and you are interested in serving on the board, please consider nominating yourself to run for elections

Board Members’ duties include active input to Board of Directors activities, fundraising for SCB-ES, and the willingness to chair one of our standing committees. In the next 3 years, SCB-ES plans to continue and expand the series of initiatives to increase support to conservation professionals through grants and awards, training and support to maximize policy impacts of conservation science. SCB Europe aims to maintain a diverse and geographically balanced section board and to foster our support to European regions more in need of capacity in conservation science. Therefore, we encourage applications from members from all regions in Europe and especially encourage women and members from under-represented groups to apply.

Elected candidates will serve a ~3-year term (1 January 2024 to 31 December 2026).

Board members are volunteers and must be willing to travel to at least one meeting per year somewhere in Europe and engage in regular email and conference call discussions. Cost for attendance to board meetings can be paid by SCB, although self-funded participation is encouraged. Board members are expected to be actively engaged in SCB Europe through committee work. Board membership requires a commitment of 10-15% of someone’s time. Applicants must be members in good standing of the Society for Conservation Biology Europe Section. All applicants are expected to read and accept the conditions of the Europe Section Board Member Agreement prior to application.

To apply, send an email with all of the following information to by 15 October 2023. Note that we only accept self-nominations. Elections will be held during October and November, with final results in before the end of December.

Do you have any questions about the board and the application process? Send an email to SCB Europe President You can also meet our current Board members here.

Deadline for nominations:  15 October 2023

Term of office: 1st January 2024 – 31st December 2026

Your self-nomination should include all of the following information:

  1. Your Name
  2. Board position(s) nominated for (President-elect and/or Member-at-large)
  3. Your affiliation(s)
  4. Country of residency for your term on the Board (City, and the country of resident)
  5. Contact information: Email address and Phone Number
  6. A Biographical sketch and motivation for serving on the SCB Europe Board (max 400 words). IMPORTANT: your biographical sketch and motivation will be posted as election materials for all SCB Europe Members to vote upon. The biographical sketch should include relevant experience and qualifications, as well as reasons the applicant is a good candidate for the desired board position.