01 May 2012

EVENT: Society for Conservation Biology Oceania 2012, Darwin 21 – 23 Sept 2012

Society for Conservation Biology’s Oceania section are holding a regional conference on Conservation Biology in Oceania 21st – 23rd September 2012 in Darwin. The theme is 'People and Conservation in Land and Sea Country'.

Land and sea country are terms used by Indigenous people in northern Australia to refer to the environments they have managed for millennia. The philosophy underlying land and sea country management of passing on the knowledge and values inherited from ancestors to descendants is widely shared by conservation biologists across the globe. The meeting will showcase Indigenous conservation management while highlighting the tools and knowledge now available to all conservation practitioners in caring for land and sea country. Symposia and workshop suggestions on any topic relevant to conservation biology in the region are welcome.

Abstracts due 15th May and Early Bird registrations close 1st July. More information available from the conference website.