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About SCB Service Awards

Society for Conservation Biology started an awards tradition to recognize scientists and institutions from around the world for extraordinary contributions to conservation biology and the preservation of Earth's biodiversity in 1987.  These SCB Service Awards were presented annually at the International Congress for Conservation Biology unti 2011 when  ICCB moved to a biennial schedule. Today, SCB Global Service Awards are presented in years when ICCB is held and SCB Regional Service Awards are presented in years where SCB Groups host regional congresses.  

The Society presents one Edward T. LaRoe III Memorial Award and up to five Distinguished Service and Early Career Conservationist Awards.