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European Early Career Conservation Award

The Europe Section presented its first Early Career Conservation Award to Dr. Attila Nemeth at the 2016 Student Conference on Conservation Science in Tihany, Hungary.

The European Early Career Conservation Award (EECCA) provides recognition for European early career conservationists to promote their work as exemplary conservation practice, whether through research, practical intervention, policy work or education, and inspire others to do similarly.  It is awarded to an early career conservation professional who has evidence of achievement in some aspect of conservation science and practice. This may be through research and its application to practical conservation problems, practical interventions, policy work and/or education. 

Read about Dr. Attila Nemeth, winner of the first Early Career Conservation Award in 2016.

2018 European Early Career Conservation Award Call for Nominations

The SCB Europe Section is pleased to accept nominations for its European Early Career Conservation Award.

Nominees must be based in Europe and working on European ecosystems.

The awardee must be available to attend the Student Conference for Conservation Science Europe in Tihany at Lake Balaton, Hungary, 4-8 September, 2018.

The awardee will be expected to contribute through a presentation of their work. All expenses linked to the attendance of SCCS Europe will be covered by the SCB Europe Section.

Eligibility: Candidates must be early career conservation professionals. ‘Early Career’ is defined as being 35 years old or less, or within 10 years of leaving full-time education (whether this be school, undergraduate or postgraduate), whichever is older. 

Criteria for selection: The successful applicant will have evidence of achievement in some aspect of conservation science and practice. This may be through research and its application to practical conservation problems, practical interventions, policy work and/or education.

Deadline for applications: This form, must be completed and submitted to europe@conbio.org by 24:00 BST on the 1 July 2018.

Response: All applicants will be notified of the result by 15 July 2018.

Enquiries: Direct any questions to europe@conbio.org.

Support: The European Early Career Conservation Award is supported by the SCB Europe Section and is separate from the SCB Regional Service Awards. This year, the Europe Section will present its regional Service Award named after Ikka Hanski at ECCB in Jyväskylä, Finland.