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About SCB Global Awards

SCB Global Service Awards are presented every other year at the Society's International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB). The most recent SCB Global Service Awards were presented virtually at ICCB 2021 17 December 2021.

SCB presents up to five Distinguished Service Awards to individuals, groups or institutions for distinguished service in biodiversity conservation. Individuals may also be nominated in the following special categories of Distinguished Service Awards:

  • The Early Career Conservationist Award honors achievements in conservation by professionals early in their careers (no more than 10 years since leaving school). 
  • The Conservation Beacon Award recognizes women of marginalized and multiply marginalized status that are traditionally under-served within higher education. 
  • The Edward T. LaRoe III Memorial Award recognizes the innovative application of science to resource management and policy. Preference is given to employees of government agencies or individuals who have spent at least part of their career in public service.   

Visit the SCB Service Awards Nomination page to learn about each award category and how to submit nominations for future award cycles. Non members are eligible to win an award, but you must be a member to make a nomination. Self-nominations are accepted. All nominations must include at least two letters of support. 

Questions? E-mail Awards Committee Chair Eduardo Gallo Cajiao


2019 SCB Global Service Awards
Read about the most recent (2019) Distinguished Service Award winners. 


2017 SCB Global Service Award Winners 
SCB presented six Distinguished Service Awards at ICCB 2017 in Cartagena, Colombia.