New Zealand is a hotspot for biodiversity with great conservation initiatives from policy to practice.
Wellington is New Zealand’s ‘Natural Capital’, with a focus on innovative urban conservation. The city is home to a number of significant threatened species, and is bringing the importance of nature into mainstream thinking.
The conference will be held at our modern national museum, Te Papa, embedded among national government head offices and NGO headquarters. Just 10 minutes from the CBD, Zealandia is a must‑see eco‑attraction and ground‑breaking restoration project. Wellington is also the heart of an ambitious urban pest predator-free programme, and the home of Otari-Wilton’s Bush, the only botanic garden in New Zealand dedicated solely to native species.
Aside from our stimulating conference, Wellington offers easy access to nationally and internationally significant conservation projects and tourism opportunities within the city, the region and throughout New Zealand. Come to Wellington for SCBO and see New Zealand’s world leading conservation in action.
Hosted by Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council, ZEALANDIA, Department of Conservation, the Society for Conservation Biology Wellington Chapter and the Society for Conservation Biology Oceania Section.