HI-SCB is a new local chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB). "An international professional organization dedicated to promoting the scientific study of the phenomena that affect the maintenance, loss, and restoration of biological diversity."
As a chapter of the larger organization, we share the vision and values of SCB, and try to focus on how to apply them locally. We are a professional organization grad students, undergraduates, post docs, residents, cultural practitioners and professionals in Hawaii dedicated to promoting the science and practice of conservation biology.
HI-SCB's board is based on Oahu, however our chapter is unique in that we are a SCB chapter covering multiple islands. We encourage and support active participation to all interested parties and are pursuing represtation from all neighboring islands.
"To advance the science and practice of conservation by promoting scientific research, dialogue, and policy as well as engaging Hawaii’s conservation community through professional development, guest lectures, outdoor activities, research opportunities, policy discussions, and talk story."
Sections are vital elements within the Society working regionally on issues to achieve our common goal. Regional Sections are able to take SCB's mission and goals and implement them on a regional scale to achieve real results. Joining a Section gives us the opportunity to make our voice heard on issues that affect our conservation interests. Each section hosts a conference in their region every other year , Hawaii Chapter members are encouraged to join. Hawaii sits in a unique position to collaborate with multiple global regions and we belong to two Society of Conservation Biology sections: Oceania & North America.
Having close cultural ties to Asia, we also work with the Asia Section in an unofficially capacity.