About SCB

Goals
The goals of the Society for Conservation Biology—Malaysia Chapter includes:

  1. To advocate, support for, and facilitate the development and dissemination of, conservation science.
  2. To encourage application of science to management and policy.
  3. To provide a platform where conservation professionals from the academia, government, private and non-governmental organisations can network, collaborate and exchange information.
  4. To enhance the visibility of conservation efforts in Malaysia while encouraging the participation of public in such programs.

What is SCB?
The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is an international professional organisation dedicated to promoting the scientific study of the phenomena that affect the maintenance, loss, and restoration of biological diversity. The Society’s membership comprises a wide range of people interested in the conservation and study of biological diversity: resource managers, educators, government and private conservation workers, and students make up the more than 5,000 members worldwide.

Vision
The Society for Conservation Biology envisions a world where people understand, value, and conserve the diversity of life on Earth. We envision SCB, a global community of conservation professionals, as a leading scientific voice for the study and conservation of Earth’s biological diversity.

Mission
The Society for Conservation Biology advances the science and practice of conserving Earth’s biological diversity.

Organizational Values
The Society for Conservation Biology holds these values:

  1. There is intrinsic value in the natural diversity of organisms, the complexity of ecological systems, and the resilience created by evolutionary processes.
  2. Human-caused extinctions and the destruction and loss of function of natural ecosystems are unacceptable.
  3. Maintaining and restoring biological diversity are individual and collective responsibilities of humans.
  4. Science is critical for understanding how the natural world operates and how human actions affect nature.
  5. Collaboration among scientists, managers, and policy-makers is vital to incorporate high-quality science into policies and management decisions affecting biological diversity.