Call for Nominations: SCB 2024 Group Service Awards

Nominations due by 12 April

SCB is excited to announce the call for nominations for our 2024 Group Service Awards program that honors individuals or institutions for outstanding contributions to biodiversity conservation.

Hosted by the Society’s Regions, Working Groups, and Marine Global Program, SCB Group Awards recognize individuals, groups, or institutions for distinguished service in any field associated with conservation biology and whose work furthers SCB’s mission to advance the science and practice of conserving biodiversity. 

Nomination submissions for six SCB Groups are currently open through 12 April. While SCB membership is not mandatory for nominees, it is encouraged and valued.

Please see below for more information about each participating SCB Group, their respective awards and the nominations form (self-nominations are accepted).

Nominees should be members of the Group that is presenting the award for which they’re nominated or be conducting conservation work in the Group’s region / topic.

2024 SCB Group Service Awards

Group Distinguished Service Awards (DSA) recognize individuals or institutions whose work advances the science and practice of conserving biodiversity. 

Group Early Career Conservationist Awards honor achievements in conservation by professionals early in their careers (no more than 10 years since leaving school). There is no age criteria for this award.

Group Edward T. LaRoe Memorial Awards recognize the application of science to resource management and policy and goes to individuals who translate principles of conservation biology into real-world conservation. Preference is given to current or former employees of government agencies or individuals who have spent at least part of their career in public service. 

How to Apply

You may nominate yourself or someone else, including groups / institutions.

All nominations require a letter of recommendation. To apply:

Questions? All participating groups are forming independent awards committees to evaluate nominations and answer questions you may have about their award. Committee leads will be listed on the SCB Group Awards page of the SCB website this month. If you have immediate questions or a general question about SCB Awards, please email Otherwise, send an email to your Group's representative via the SCB Group Awards Page once they’re listed.