SSWG Twitter Conference

Society for Conservation Biology Social Sciences: Working group Twitter Conference

The Social Science Working Group (SSWG) of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is a global community of conservation scientists and practitioners. The SSWG is deeply committed to strengthening conservation social science and its application to conservation practice around the globe. SSWG catalyses forums and mechanisms for information exchange, promotes dialogue and debate, shares career opportunities and builds social science capacity among conservation practitioners.

Given the current global situation, and with the support of board members, SSWG has been decided to run a Twitter conference. While everyone is encouraged to participate by engaging with the presentations on Twitter, the conference is designed for undergrads, graduates and those early career researchers who have just graduated or defended their thesis (within 1 year of conference date). The conference aims to provide opportunities for conservation social science students unable to attend Society for Conservation Biology conferences or other conferences due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The conference will have 53 presentations from students from all over the world. The conference will take place on 16 and 17 June, 2020.

This event is free, and it is easy for academics to participate from anywhere with a Twitter account. Follow the hashtag #SSWGTC20 on Twitter.

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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work and pay respects to elders – past, present and emerging. We aim to work together with Traditional Custodians to develop solutions to environmental problems in genuine partnership, respecting and appreciating their knowledge, culture, history and world views.