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Welcome to the Latin America and Caribbean Section

The Latin America and Caribbean Section was formed in 2003 to unite conservation efforts in Central and South America. As part of the Society for Conservation Biology, the Section is able to pull on the influence and abilities of its members to facilitate efforts in this region.


LACA section will host its Second Congress 
-in Puebla Mexico 
-fall 2020 
-at Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

Call for Nominations

We invite you to submit nominations for the next Board of Directors (BoD) elections for the Latin America and Caribbean (LACA) Section of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) by May 25, 2020. We have three seats that will be opening this year:

• Secretary: The Secretary shall record minutes, administer correspondence between LACA and SCB, and maintain historical records and a roster of members.
• Director of Chapters: The Director of Chapters shall be responsible for encouraging the creation of SCB Chapters within LACA, assisting Chapters as needed, and maintaining the list of the Chapters.
• Director of Education: The Director of Education shall be responsible for leading any efforts on informing the community of regional and global conservation issues, promoting the study of conservation biology, and promoting an environment where solutions to regional issues may be discussed and debated.

Learn more here

See our Meetings Page to follow LACA congresses and follow up from our First Congress 

LACA Invites You to Organize a Local Chapter of SCB!
The newest Chapter of the LACA Section of SCB is the Southern Cone of South America Chapter. Chapters in Colombia are currently forming. Click HERE to learn more about this. 

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