The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is an international professional organization dedicated to promoting the scientific study of the phenomena that affect the maintenance, loss, and restoration of biological diversity. The New Orleans Chapter of the SCB is a Gulf Coast Regional Chapter dedicated to advancing awareness of the many unique conservation related challenges faced by the Gulf Coast Region. Though our Chapter originally started at the University of New Orleans, it has since spread including members of other universities and residents of the gulf coast as well.
What are the Organizational Values of New Orleans Chapter of SCB?
1. The natural diversity of organisms, ecological complexity, and evolutionary processes have value and are necessary to support all species including our own;
2. Human-caused extinctions and the degradation, destruction, or loss of functionality of natural ecosystems are undesirable;
3. Maintaining and restoring biodiversity is the responsibility of all people and governments;
4. The sciences, especially conservation sciences, perform 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; and
5. Science should inform policy and management decisions affecting biodiversity.
What is the mission of the Society?
To advance the science and practice of conserving the Earth’s biological diversity.
We encourage any researchers, students, faculty or members of public who are interested in Conservation Biology in the greater New Orleans region, Louisiana and Gulf Coast to contact us for more information. We welcome all new members.