The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is an international professional organization dedicated to advancing the science and practice of conserving the Earth's biological diversity. SCB has local chapters across the globe that provide opportunities for members to engage in conservation at the local level.
SCB-TO is one of these local chapters, we strive to build a network of active conservation biologists from the three local academic research universities – University of Toronto, York University and Ryerson University, as well as government, non-government and private agencies operating within the Greater Toronto Area. Our goal is to facilitate the discussion of and solutions to urban conservation biology issues that threaten the function of Toronto’s local ecosystems.
Our Executive Board is composed of conservation biologists and ecologists actively working to study biodiversity. They direct the field work, research projects and outreach initatives of our chapter.
We host formal lectures with local experts, informal discussions, film screenings, draft policy statements to inform municipal government decisions, and involve the local community in the practive of conservation science.
Our chapter is 100% volunteer run and driven. Anybody interested in the study of biological diversity can join, from managers and educators, to government & private conservation workers, as well as students.
For the past two years over a hundred SCB-TO volunteers have worked to conduct a baseline pollinator biodiversity survey at sites across Rouge Park, soon to be Canada’s first urban national park.