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SCB Group Awards

SCB presents Group awards in even-numbered years when most SCB Groups host congresses.

SCB Groups have presented Group Awards in 2016, 2018, 2020, and 2022. Read about the past SCB Group Service Award winners in the SCB News Blog.

Specialized Group Awards given by SCB

Some SCB Working Groups, Regions and Global Programs have special versions of the Distinguished Service Awards. These awards are:

  • The Young Women in Conservation Biology (YWCB), presented by the Africa Region 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 Region presents the Ilkka Hanski Memorial 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.
SCB Group Award Contacts
Europe Region Arash Ghoddousi
Social Science Working Group Lily Van Eeden
Africa Region Janette Wallis
Oceania Region Natalie Forsdick
Marine Global Program Shaili Johri
North America Region Bernardo Traversari