2019 SCB Global Distinguished Service Awards

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Deadline – January 18, 2019

The Call for Nominations for 2019 SCB Global Distinguished Service Awards is open!

The SCB awards program honors scientists and institutions around the world for extraordinary contributions to conservation and the preservation of Earth’s biodiversity.

SCB Service Award Types

Distinguished Service Award: Recognizes individuals, groups or institutions for distinguished service in any field associated with conservation biology and whose work has furthered the mission of SCB. Individuals may also be nominated for the following special categories of Distinguished Service Awards.

The Edward T. LaRoe III Memorial Award: Given to an individual who has been a leader in translating principles of conservation biology into real-world conservation. Preference is given to employees of government agencies or individuals who have spent at least part of their career in public service. The intention of the award is to recognize the innovative application of science to resource management and policy.

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

The Conservation Beacon Award: Recognizes women of marginalized and multiply marginalized status that are traditionally under-served within higher education.  Inclusive of this group are women of colour, low socioeconomic status, women with disabilities, trans women, first generation women scholars, lesbians and other intersections that result in under-served women in higher education.

The SCB Awards Committee reserves the right to shift a candidate from one award category to another.


Award winners will be honored in front of their peers at the SCB’s 2019 International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB 2019) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (21-25 July 2019).


Individuals, groups or institutions who have distinguished service in any field associated with conservation biology and whose work has furthered the mission of SCB.

Eligible Regions: Open for all


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