“The International Congress for Conservation Biology and European Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCBECCB) is a forum for addressing conservation challenges and for presenting new research and developments in conservation science and practice. ICCB-ECCB connects our global community of conservation professionals and is the major networking outlet for anyone interested in conservation.
The meeting theme, Mission Biodiversity: Choosing new paths for conservation, is a response to indications that many traditional methods for conserving biodiversity have proven unsuccessful. It emphasizes that rapid and ongoing biophysical and societal changes affect the way we do science and practice conservation today.
At ICCBECCB we will ask very different questions than what we asked years ago. Increasingly we work with people from different disciplines such as computer science, economics, and social science, among others. We face different challenges like new pathogens and invasive species, new drivers of habitat loss (e.g. oil palm in West Africa), and the illegal trade of species and their parts on the internet.”