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Social Science Working Group

The SCB Social Science Working Group (SSWG) is a global community of conservation scientists and practitioners. Established in 2003, the SSWG is dedicated to strengthening conservation social science and its application to conservation practice around the globe. SSWG is administered by a Board of Directors and Board Committees. SSWG catalyzes forums and mechanisms for information exchange, promotes dialogue and debate, shares career opportunities and builds social science capacity among conservation practitioners.

You can review the current SSWG Strategic Plan, the revised 2016 Bylaws and Annual Report.

The Resources page of the SSWG website is currently being updated. It will reappear soon!

SCB Social Science Working Group Regional Awards

Do you know an early-career conservation professional that is making great strides in advancing the intersection of social science and biodiversity conservation? Do you find somebody’s work, either science and/or practice, outstanding for their contributions to integrating social science perspectives to global conservation? Are you this person?

SCB and SSWG is excited to share the call for nominations for the 2020 SCB Regional Service Awards. To make a nomination complete the SCB Nominations formand have two letters of recommendation sent to You may nominate yourself or someone else, including groups and/or institutions. Award is for early career conservationist (no more than 10 years since leaving school). Deadline for nominations is February 14, 2020.

Connect with SSWG on Social Media

Twitter:              @SCB_SSWG, #consocsci