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Mission  Statement


The Society for Conservation Biology is an international professional organization dedicated to promoting the scientific study of the phenomena that affect the maintenance, loss, and restoration of biological diversity.  The Society’s membership comprises a wide range of people interested in the conservation and study of biological diversity: resource managers, educators, government and private conservation workers, and students. 

The goals of the Society are: 

 t                  To promote research and the maintenance of the highest standards of quality and

          ethics in this activity;

 t                  To publish and disseminate scientific, technical, and management information;

 t                  To encourage communication and collaboration between conservation biology and

         other disciplines ( including other biological and physical sciences, the behavioral

         and social sciences, economics, law, and philosophy) that study and advise on conservation and natural resource issues;

 t                  To educate, at all levels, preparatory and continuing, of the public, of biologists, and

         of managers, in the principles of conservation biology;

 t                  To promote all of the above through the provision of adequate funding; and

 t                  To recognize outstanding contributions to the field made by individuals and


The Upper Cumberland Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology, centered at Tennessee Technological University is a collaborative effort between students, educators, professionals, and any individual with an interest in issues affecting the biodiversity of the local and worldwide communities.  In support of the goals and objectives of the parent organization, the Upper Cumberland Chapter seeks to provide: 

 t                  a forum for the increased awareness of the issues affecting biodiversity;

 t                  resources and opportunities for the professional development of its members; and

 t                  a collaborative approach to conservation issues through volunteer and service activities, education, and outreach.