More than half of the world's mountain gorillas live in the Virunga Mountains.
Endemic to tropical Africa, the rare African golden cat is threatened by habitat loss
Despite challenges, conservation of the mountain gorilla in Rwanda is a success
Camera traps are effective for understanding the little-studied African golden cat
The Future is Now: Sustaining biodiversity for today and tomorrow
SCB's 31st International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB 2023) will focus on sustaining biodiversity for the urgent present as we build science and social justice-based knowledge that sustains biodiversity for future generations.
The theme of ICCB 2023 -- The Future is Now: Sustaining biodiversity for today and tomorrow -- conveys the message that what we do (or don't do) now to sustain biodiversity determines the future.
ICCB 2023 will address what must be done now to effectively manage biodiversity for the present and our obligation to ensure sustainable biodiversity for future generations. We'll explore innovative ways and "outside-the-box" thinking to sustain life for all species and share insights on how the benefits of biodiversity can support economic development of communities in Africa and beyond in the near and distant future.
ICCB 2023 Mascot
ICCB mascots highlight conservation successes and challenges, have local or regional meaning, and provide inspiration and excitement. ICCB 2023 showcases two mascots: the Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) and the African golden cat. (Caracal aurata)