Conservation Biology

Cover image for Vol. 29 Issue 1

Edited By: Mark A. Burgman

Impact Factor: 4.32

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 5/42 (Biodiversity Conservation); 17/216 (Environmental Sciences); 24/141 (Ecology)

Online ISSN: 1523-1739

Society Information

The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is a global community of conservation professionals. The society’s mission is to advance the science and practice of conserving Earth’s biological diversity. The society's membership comprises a wide range of people interested in the conservation and study of biological diversity: researchers, resource managers, educators, government and private conservation workers, and students.

Goals of the Society for Conservation Biology

In the service of our mission, we focus on the following goals.
1. Conservation science. The scientific research and knowledge needed to understand and conserve biological diversity are identified, funded, completed, disseminated, and applied to research, management, and policy.
2. Conservation management. Conservation practitioners and managers are provided the scientific information and recommendations needed to conserve biological diversity at all scales.
3. Policy. Policy decisions of major international conventions, governments, organizations, and foundations are effectively informed and improved by the highest quality scientific counsel, analysis, and recommendations so as to advance the conservation of biological diversity.
4. Education. Education, training, and capacity-building programs are identified, strengthened, and developed to inform the public and education leaders and to support current and future generations of conservation scientists and practitioners.

The Society for Conservation Biology has the following organizational values.

1. The natural diversity of organisms, ecological complexity, and evolutionary processes have value and are necessary to support all species, including humans.
2. Human-caused extinctions and the degradation, destruction, or loss of functionality of natural ecosystems are undesirable.
3. Maintaining and restoring biological diversity is the responsibility of all people and governments.
4. The natural and social sciences play a critical role in understanding how the natural world operates and how human societies and actions can both positively and negatively affect the natural world.
5. Science should inform policy and management decisions affecting biological diversity.

To become a member, visit or contact

Society for Conservation Biology
1017 O Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4229, U.S.A.
telephone 1 202 234 4133
fax 1 703 995 4633

Governors of the Society for Conservation Biology