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Oceania Section Conferences

Upcoming Meetings


For our 2020 regional conference SCB Oceania are partnering with the Hawaiʻi Conservation Alliance to host a conference on the theme of Ola Ka ʻĀina Momona: Managing for Abundance. The conference will take place in Honolulu, Hawai'i from August 31 - September 3. 

“Ola Ka ʻĀina Momona” translates simply as “The Abundant Land Thrives.” In ʻŌiwi (indigenous Hawaiian) culture, the concept of ʻāina momona describes places of biocultural resource abundance, such as lush riverine valleys, fresh water springs, estuaries, healthy nearshore reefs, rich agricultural complexes, and profoundly productive nearshore fishponds, which resulted in a rich ‘Ōiwi society. ʻĀina momona is not absent of human presence, but rather, reflects an active and symbiotic relationship between people and their place.  This conference invites presenters and attendees to apply the concept of ʻāina momona to explore the study and practice of conservation, restoration, and stewardship of the landscapes.

The Conference will allow a diverse group of scientists, policymakers, conservation practitioners, educators, students and community members from Oceania to converge and discuss conservation. It’s a time to connect, share and inspire, all with the common goal of caring for our natural resources.

More information here

Past Meetings

The 5th Oceania Congress for Conservation Biology (OCCB) was held on July 3-5, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand. 

The 4th Oceania Congress for Conservation Biology (OCCB) was held on July 6-8, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia.

SUVA, Fiji - Resilience Island Ecosystems and Communities. Click here to download the conference report.

Student Conference on Conservation Science, Brisbane, Australia
The Oceania Section supports the Environmental Decisions Group at the University of Queensland which held a Student Conference on Conservation Science (SCCS) in Brisbane, Australia in late January 2013 (download the flyer). We raised enough funds to fully cover 30 students from countries that have limited funding options. SCCS represents an enormous opportunity for students interested in conservation research to network and gain valuable skills.
21-30 January 2013

DARWIN, Australia - People and Conservation in Land and Sea Country (2012)

SYDNEY, Australia - The Biodiversity Extinction Crisis—An Australian and Pacific Response (2007)