SCB Service Awards Program
SCB is proud of the career achievements of its members and the outstanding contributions they make to conservation and we honor those achievements through an official awards program.
Past SCB Service Award winners include Al Gore, Georgina Mace, David Attenborough, Phoebe Barnard, Eleanor Sterling, and dozens of others who have made extraordinary contributions to conservation biology and the preservation of Earth's biodiversity.
About SCB Service Awards
Distinguished Service Awards recognize individuals, groups or institutions for distinguished service in any field associated with conservation biology and whose work has furthered the mission of SCB. DSA nominees can also be selected for recognition as one of three potential 'special' award categories:
- 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.
- 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 an age criteria in order to enable eligibility for individuals who might have come to conservation as a second career.
- Conservation Beacon Award: Recognizes women of marginalized and multiply marginalized status and 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.