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Photo Sunset on the Kuching waterfront.

Sunset on the Kuching waterfront.

Photo Lights in the evening in downtown Kuching from across the waterfront.

Lights in the evening in downtown Kuching from across the waterfront.

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The 5th International Marine Conservation Congress in Kuching, Sarawak 24-29 June, 2018

To conserve the world’s oceans we must go beyond science, and use it to inform policy and management, and ultimately to catalyze change. The Society for Conservation Biology's International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC) brings together conservation professionals and students to develop new and powerful tools to further marine conservation science and policy.

With over 700 marine conservation professionals and students in attendance, IMCC is the most important international event for anyone involved in marine conservation.

Mark your calendars for the 5th International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC5) which will be held in the beautiful city of Kuching in Sarawak! This conference will bring together marine conservationists from many walks of life including but not limited to marine conservation scientists, practitioners, teachers, policy makers, and journalists. Join us all in the middle of the Indo-Pacific as we come together to help "Make Marine Science Matter!"


Abstract Decisions Have Been Made! 

Dear Delegates, 

Please note that all decisions on abstracts have now been made. We are now in the process of sending out acceptance letters to people. However, we are experiencing some technical difficulties with our submission system. We are working diligently to get this sorted out, but in the meantime please be patient as we sort this out and get acceptance letters emailed out to everyone. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. 

You can login to your exordo account here to see if your abstract has been accepted


Kindest Regards, 

Travis Nielsen, Meeting Manager, IMCC5. 




We are excited to announce that registration is now open! Please check the REGISTER HERE page for more information. 


Shark Conservationists, The Sabah Sharks and Rays Conference is happening directly before IMCC5.

The Sabah Sharks and Rays Conference 2018 will be held from 21-22 June in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. The theme of the Conference is 'Exploring synergies between fisheries, conservation and tourism'. The two day Conference includes sessions on local developments, regional and international lesson sharing, and ends with a high level event and roundtable discussion. Kota Kinabalu is a one hour flight from Kuching and registration is free. Check out their webiste here

Did I just hear "Conservation Vacation" echo on the winds? 


Interactive Grant Writing Workshop with the National Geographic Society

The National Geographic Society (NGS) will be hosting an interactive workshop to assist grant applicants in developing project ideas and application materials while fostering collaboration and innovation. NGS will cover the costs of one additional night’s accommodation and meals on workshop days for workshop attendees.

You can read more about this on our website here and express your interest by filling out this form.