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SCB Service Awards

SCB is proud of the special achievements of its members and honors those achievements on a biennial basis through an awards program administered by the SCB Awards Committee. Awards are presented at the Society's International Congress for Conservation Biology. 

SCB presented Distinguished Service Awards to Eleanor Sterling (top left), Bill Sutherland (bottom right), John Woinarski, and the Center for the Study and Conservation of Raptors in Argentina (CECARA) at ICCB 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland.   

Incoming SCB President James Watson (top right) and Lucas Joppa (bottom left) won Early Career Conservationist Awards and Robin Waples won the Edward T. LaRoe III Memorial Award.

SCB will honor its 2015 award winners at ICCB / ECCB 2015 in August 2015 in Montpellier, France. A call for nominations for SCB awards will go out in October 2014. 

Edward T. LaRoe III Memorial Award

The Edward T. LaRoe III Memorial Award is given to an individual who has been a leader in translating principles of conservation biology into real-world conservation. Preference is given to individuals who have spent at least part of their career in public service.  

Distinguished Service Awards

The Society for Conservation Biology presents up to five awards for distinguished service in the field of conservation biology to outstanding individuals, groups, or institutions whose work has furthered the mission of SCB.  

Early Career Conservationist Awards

Early Career Conservationist Awards for achievement by professionals early in their careers (no more than 10 years since leaving school). SCB does not apply an age criteria in order to enable eligibility for individuals who might have come to conservation as a second career.

SCB Awards Committee 
Carolyn Lundquist Chair
Stephen M. Awoyemi Africa Representative
Christie Lam Asia Representative
Vanessa Adams Oceania Representative
Anthony Giordano Latin America and Caribbean Representative
Javier Bustamante Díaz  Europe Representative
Leslie Cornick Marine Representative
Karen Beard North America Representative
Jame Schaefer North America Representative
Stephen Awoyemi Religion & Conservation Biology Working Group
Christie Lam Social Sciences Working Group