CAPS Board and Advisory Board Members are hosting a booth at this event
Society for Conservation Biology
North American Congress for Conservation Biology
Bridging the Gap: Connecting people, nature and climate
July 15-18, 2012
The Inaugural SCB North American Congress for Conservation Biology
The Society for Conservation Biology North America Congress for Conservation Biology (SCBNA or NACCB) is recognized as the most important meeting for conservation professionals and students working in North America. The biennial NACCB provides a forum for presenting and discussing new research and developments in conservation science and practice, and addressing today's conservation challenges. Most importantly, these conferences connect our regional community of conservation professionals and serve as the major networking outlet for anyone interested in North America conservation. While this regional conference format is relatively new to SCB we believe these biennial congresses are critical to our success as conservation professionals working in North America and expect to attract well over 1,000 participants to the first North America Congress for Conservation Biology.
This Congress will feature numerous symposia, concurrent sessions, workshops, trainings/short courses, field trips, and social events. Symposia topics will include such diverse topics as these: protected area planning for climate change resilience; Landscape Conservation Cooperatives; freshwater conservation; bridging the implementation gap; decision support tools for policy evaluation; employing traditional ecological knowledge; and marine protected area planning.
Our attendees are concerned with the science and practice of conserving biological diversity. The NACCB is continental in scope, bringing together conservation professionals and students from every sector of the field including the biological and social sciences, management, policy and planning. Attendees work for universities, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, private foundations and organizations and publications. They are scientists, students, managers, decision-makers, writers and other conservation professionals from throughout the world. We come together to present, learn, discuss, play, and enjoy the incredible networking opportunities of this event. Come join us!
We are tweeting at #NACCB2012
Earth Day 2012
CAPS will once again have staff and volunteers manning Earth Day booths in Santa Barbara, San Diego and Thousand Oaks.
Earth Day 1970 achieved a rare political alignment, enlisting support from Republicans and Democrats, rich and poor, city slickers and farmers, tycoonsand labor leaders. The first Earth Day led to the creation of the United States Environmental
Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. "It was a gamble," founder Gaylord Nelson recalled, "but it worked."
Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival
Saturday April 21st
1400 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara
11:00am - 7:00pm
San Diego EarthFair
Sunday, April 22nd
1549 El Prado, San Diego
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thousand OaksOne of the great challenges today is the population explosion. Unless we area able to tackle this issue effectively we will be confronted with the problem of the natural resources being inadequate for all the human beings on this earth. -- His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Saturday, April 28th
Conejo Creek Park North
1379 Janss Road, Thousand Oaks
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
OPEN DIALOGUE PROGRAM
Dr. Michael Tobias & Robert Gillespie
Discuss the State of the Earth
Wednesday, May 4th, 2011
Noon - 2:00pm
Los Angeles, CA
For more information: (805) 564-6626
Dr. Michael Tobias is an author, ecologist, mountaineer and filmmaker with more than 40 books and 100 films to his credit. His interdisciplinary work focuses on environmental, cultural, social and scientific issues and has taken him to some 80 countries. Michael is President of the Dancing Star Foundation. His latest book, "God's Country: The New Zealand Factor," co-authored with Jane Gray Morrison, was released in March of this year and can be freely downloaded as a PDF from the DSF website (www.dancingstarfoundation.org) under Environmental Education, "Featured Books." The 3-hour 'State of the Earth' series is also available from the DSF website under Environmental Education, "Featured Films."
Robert (Bob) Gillespie is President of Population Communication and director of the Gillespie Foundation. He has focused his career for the last 48 years on population policies and family planning programs, including immigration in the United States. He helped found ZPG in 1968 with Garrett Hardin and Paul Ehrlich and the Federation for Immigration Reform with John Tanton and Rober Conner. He will briefly discuss California and the impact of mass immigration. For further information you can go the the websites www.gillespiefoundation.org and www.novacancythemovie.com.
Thursday, January 26th 2012Event Pictures