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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.

Call for Nominations to serve on the Europe Section Board Extended

Nominations now due by 15 October, 2022

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 2023 we will have 7 open positions for Board members on the SCB Europe Board, one President-elect and 6 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. In the interest of maintaining a good geographical balance in the section, and to foster our support to European regions more in need of capacity in conservation science, SCB members from all regions in Europe are encouraged to apply.

Elected candidates will serve a ~3-year term (1 January 2023 to 31 December 2025).

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 this address by 15 October 2022. Note that we only accept self-nominations. 

Do you have any questions about the board and the application process? Send an email to SCB Europe President John Piccolo.

Deadline for nominations:  15 October 2022 

Term of office: 1st January 2023 – 31st December 2025

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. County 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.