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Sunday, 1 April 2012

Shape the future of SCB! Nominate yourself or someone else to serve on the Board of Governors. Nominations due April 1

The Society for Conservation Biology is seeking nominations from members to serve on the Board of Governors. Specifically, we’re seeking nominations for the following positions:

Three (3) Members-at-Large

Members of the Board of Governors embrace a fantastic opportunity to serve the conservation community while shaping the future of SCB.  

In order to undertake its business effectively, the Board needs members with the full range of experience and expertise necessary for overseeing the work of the Society. Following consideration of the current Board members, the schedule of retirements, and of significant tasks for the Society over the next few years, we particularly welcome nominations, or self-nominations, from individuals with experience and interests in the following areas:
International policy
Scientific publications

There is also a continuing need for individuals on the Board with experience, and an active interest, in development and fundraising and in social sciences. Positions on the Board, however, are not restricted to these topics.

Nominees must be SCB members in good standing. By agreeing to stand for election, nominees indicate their willingness to serve SCB by attending, generally at their own expense, all Board of Governors meetings during their three-year (Members-at-Large) term of office that begins July 2012. Board meetings occur at each annual meeting (rarely conflicting with concurrent sessions). Another Board meeting is generally held in February or March (location varies).

Nominations will be accepted now through April 1, 2012. Candidates for each office will be selected by the Governance Committee.

If you are interested in serving on the Board, or would like to nominate another candidate, email Luigi Boitani, chair of SCB’s Governance Committee (

Your email should include the name of the person you are nominating plus their complete contact information. Additionally, please indicate whether the person you are nominating has confirmed an interest in serving on the Board of Governors.

Please use the subject line “SCB Board Nomination” for your email.

Thank you,

Luigi Boitani
Chair of the SCB Governance Committee

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