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Proceedings of the 29th International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB 2019)

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The Society for Conservation Biology’s International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB) is a global forum for addressing conservation challenges and for presenting new research in conservation science and practice. ICCBs are recognized as one of the most important international meetings for conservation professionals and students. Attendees include scientists, students, managers, policy-makers, writers, educators and other conservation professionals from throughout the world.

The 29th ICCB was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 21-25 July 2019. The over-arching theme of the congress is Conservation beyond Boundaries: Connecting Biodiversity with Communities, Governments and Stakeholders. The theme recognizes the challenges of conserving biodiversity across political and cultural boundaries. Biodiversity does not recognize human-drawn boundaries, but the latter can have major impacts on the biosphere through social, political and economic structures. Conserving biodiversity beyond boundaries requires communication and collaboration among countries, government agencies, NGOs, and communities, and across fields of knowledge because threats to species and ecosystems reach beyond such boundaries.

This Research Topic will be the official proceedings of ICCB 2019. Publishing in an Open Access platform will facilitate communication and collaboration across stakeholders.

All presenters and organizers of symposia, workshops, and discussions are welcome to submit a manuscript. The scope of the Research Topic is framed by the themes of the congress. In addition to the over-arching theme of Conservation beyond Boundaries: Connecting Biodiversity with Communities, Governments and Stakeholders, the congress highlighted the following sub- and daily themes:

Contributions should be submitted via the following sections/ journals.

• Solutions to, and effects of plastic and debris pollution – Toxicology, Pollution and the Environment section of Frontiers in Environmental Science.
• Empowering communities, conservation education, public awareness and outreach, Diversity in Science – Science and Environmental Communication section of Frontiers in Communication or Frontiers in Environmental Science.
• Wildlife and wild places, threatened and endangered species, invasive species, conservation genetics, Asia-Pacific region challenges, coastal and marine conservation, and habitat protection –Conservation section of Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.
• Fresh and clean water management – Water and Wastewater Management section of Frontiers in Environmental Science.
• Terrestrial-, land-, and forest protection and management – Land Use Dynamics section of Frontiers in Environmental Science.
• Technological advances for climate and energy – Interdisciplinary Climate Studies section of Frontiers in Environmental Science.

Please note that the Society for Conservation Biology will not be funding individual publication fees for manuscripts submitted to this Research Topic. More information about publication costs and options for authors can be found via the link below.


Keywords: biodiversity, conservation, biodiversity conservation, environmental conservation, conservation practice, conservation research, conservation science, conservation education


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

The Society for Conservation Biology’s International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB) is a global forum for addressing conservation challenges and for presenting new research in conservation science and practice. ICCBs are recognized as one of the most important international meetings for conservation professionals and students. Attendees include scientists, students, managers, policy-makers, writers, educators and other conservation professionals from throughout the world.

The 29th ICCB was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 21-25 July 2019. The over-arching theme of the congress is Conservation beyond Boundaries: Connecting Biodiversity with Communities, Governments and Stakeholders. The theme recognizes the challenges of conserving biodiversity across political and cultural boundaries. Biodiversity does not recognize human-drawn boundaries, but the latter can have major impacts on the biosphere through social, political and economic structures. Conserving biodiversity beyond boundaries requires communication and collaboration among countries, government agencies, NGOs, and communities, and across fields of knowledge because threats to species and ecosystems reach beyond such boundaries.

This Research Topic will be the official proceedings of ICCB 2019. Publishing in an Open Access platform will facilitate communication and collaboration across stakeholders.

All presenters and organizers of symposia, workshops, and discussions are welcome to submit a manuscript. The scope of the Research Topic is framed by the themes of the congress. In addition to the over-arching theme of Conservation beyond Boundaries: Connecting Biodiversity with Communities, Governments and Stakeholders, the congress highlighted the following sub- and daily themes:

Contributions should be submitted via the following sections/ journals.

• Solutions to, and effects of plastic and debris pollution – Toxicology, Pollution and the Environment section of Frontiers in Environmental Science.
• Empowering communities, conservation education, public awareness and outreach, Diversity in Science – Science and Environmental Communication section of Frontiers in Communication or Frontiers in Environmental Science.
• Wildlife and wild places, threatened and endangered species, invasive species, conservation genetics, Asia-Pacific region challenges, coastal and marine conservation, and habitat protection –Conservation section of Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.
• Fresh and clean water management – Water and Wastewater Management section of Frontiers in Environmental Science.
• Terrestrial-, land-, and forest protection and management – Land Use Dynamics section of Frontiers in Environmental Science.
• Technological advances for climate and energy – Interdisciplinary Climate Studies section of Frontiers in Environmental Science.

Please note that the Society for Conservation Biology will not be funding individual publication fees for manuscripts submitted to this Research Topic. More information about publication costs and options for authors can be found via the link below.


Keywords: biodiversity, conservation, biodiversity conservation, environmental conservation, conservation practice, conservation research, conservation science, conservation education


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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