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Welcome to the Latin America and Caribbean Section

The Latin America and Caribbean Section (formerly the Austral and Neotropical American (ANA) Section) was formed in 2003 to unite conservation efforts in Central and South America. As part of the Society for Conservation Biology, the Section is able to pull on the influence and abilities of it's members to facilitate efforts in this region.


Vote in the SCB LACA Section 2017 Election!
Log in to your SCB member home page and click the link to vote in the LACA Section Election.

The election is open now through Saturday 30 December 2017 (24:00 UK/GMT).

There are 5 open seats, and 6 candidates running in the election. Only members of the LACA Section are allowed to vote. More info here:


Latin America and Caribbean Congress for Conservation Biology (LACCCB) 2018!

Rainforest to Reef: Strengthening Conservation Connections Between the Caribbean and the Americas

St. Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago

July 25-27, 2018 Mark this dates on your calendars!

Stay tuned for more info through LACCCB’s Conference webpage and Facebook Page.

Any questions? Email


LACA invites you to organize a local Chapter of SCB! The newest Chapter of the LACA Section of SCB is the Southern Cone of South America Chapter. Chapters in Colombia are currently forming. Click HERE to know more about this. Or email our Chapters Director HERE.


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FREE Online Publications for SCB Members in Developing Countries - click here for more information