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SCB Regional Awards

SCB presents Regional Distinguished Service Awards every other year when SCB Groups host regional congresses.

In 2020, SCB Groups presented nine Regional Awards virtually at SCB Group congresses. Read about the 2020 SCB Regional Service Award winners here

We are no longer accepting nominations for the 2022 Regional Service Awards cycle—2022 award winners will be annouced at this year's regional congresses. 

Specialized Regional Awards given by SCB

Some SCB Working Groups and Sections have special versions of the Distinguished Service Awards. These awards are:

  • The Young Women in Conservation Biology (YWCB), presented by the Africa Section of SCB.  The YWCB award recognizes the achievements of young women in Africa who advance the discipline of conservation biology on the continent.  More information about the award can be found here.
  • The SCB Europe Section presents the Ikka Hanski Memorial Award Early Career Award. 
  • The Assisi Award, presented by the Religion and Conservation Biology Working Group of SCB.  This award acknowledges organizations and individuals whose work demonstrates that faith-based conservation is contributing significantly to the common global effort of conserving life on Earth.  More information about the award can be found here.
  • The Building Nature’s Brand Award (the Brandy Award), presented by the Conservation Marketing & Engagement Working Group of SCB.  This award seeks to honor conservationists (e.g., scientists, practitioners), whose work furthers the mission of SCB—advancing the science and practice of conserving Earth's biological diversity—through the application of marketing tools.  More information can be found here.
2022 SCB Service Award Contacts
Africa Section Israel Borokini
Asia Section Vivek Menon
Conservation Genetics Working Group  Cinnamon Mittan
Conservation Marketing Working Group Lynn Bonomo
Latin America and Caribbean Section Tsitsi McPherson
Marine Section  Edward Hind-Ozan
North America Section  Megan Keville or Rebecca McCaffery
Oceania Section Nicola Nelson or Rebecca Weeks
Participatory and Citizen Science Working Group John Cigliano
Social Science Working Group Matthew Selinske