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SCB Membership

The Society for Conservation Biology has been advancing the science and practicing of conserving the Earth's biological diversity since 1985 and represents conservation professionals and students worldwide.

SCB was founded to provide a strong collective voice for the science and practice of conservation, and to inform policy- and decision-makers. We support you in your conservation efforts by providing resources, events, and invaluable opportunities at the local, national, and global levels.  If you are working to prevent loss of biodiversity---no matter where you are in your career or in the world--this is your professional community.  Join today to take advantage of exclusive member benefits.  

Membership Rates

Discounted memberships are available for residents of developing countries, and for students and retired professionals from developed countries. Should I sign up for a professional, student, or retired membership?

The rates below are for one-year memberships, but two and three year membership packages are available at discounted rates. Look for the multi-year options when you review your order following Step 6 of the join process.  

Developed Country Rates:
An online subscription to Conservation Letters is included with membership!
      Membership Options Professional   Student / Retired
      SCB Membership   $80   $20
      Membership + online delivery of Conservation Biology $150   $90
      Membership + print & online delivery of  Conservation Biology $170   $110
Developing Country Rates:
SCB extends a discount to residents of developing countries, according to definitions of the World Bank. Professional, student and retired members from developing countries pay the same membership rates and all members from developing countries receive free online subscriptions to Conservation Letters,  Conservation Biology  and Biological Conservation
     Membership Options All membership types
      SCB Membership (includes free online subscriptions) $20
      Membership + print delivery of Conservation Biology $110


Membership Types

SCB offers three types of membership, depending upon where you are in your career. 

Professional Member
A member who is neither retired, nor a student.  Typically this includes conservation scientists, educators, resource managers, and government and non-profit personnel
Student Member
A student member is working toward an degree (high school, undergraduate, and graduate degrees all qualify)
Retired Member
A member who is retired from the field and who is no longer a working professional.

Refund Policy:
SCB members who are not satisfied with their membership may request a refund of their membership dues within 30 days of their join date. Refunds will not be issued for memberships that include print subscriptions to Conservation Biology, Pacific Conservation Biology, or Biological Conservation. Refunds will be issued to the credit / debit card used to purchase the membership, or through Paypal. Wire transfer fees for refunds made by bank transfer are the responsibility of the member.
Prefer to mail us your membership form?

Download our membership form here, print it out, and return it to us by mail.