Who We Are

We are a professional organization of Bay Area grad students, undergraduates, post docs, and professionals dedicating to promoting the science and practice of conservation biology. We were founded at the University of California-Berkeley in 1997, but are not exclusive to university students or Berkeley residents. We encourage members of the entire Bay Area community to join our group. Membership is free!

What We Do

Our mission is to promote scientific research, dialogue, and policy on the conservation of biological diversity, and to connect Bay Area students, conservation professionals, and activists through hands-on conservation experiences and professional development opportunities. We encourage thinking about conservation biology in the broadest sense, welcoming a variety of disciplines. This breadth can be seen in our current and past projects and campaigns. Explore our website to learn more about our activities!

Upcoming Events

Meeting Conservation with

Dr. Elizabeth Babcock,

California Academy of Sciences

Monday, Oct. 28, 12:00-1:00 PM

132 Mulford Hall, UC-Berkeley

Learn about the powerful impact of museums, planetariums, and aquaria on science and conservation engagement. Network with a leader in the field and White House “Champion of Change” to see if a museum career might be the path for you.



'How to Give an Interview' Workshop

Thursday, Nov. 7, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM

112 Hilgard Hall, UC-Berkeley

Want to learn how to talk about your research in a radio, television or other popular media forum? Join us for this special professional development style workshop. Dr. Van Butsic and Dr. Justine Smith will share their diverse perspectives and insights gained from public communication of sensitive topics such as land use change and human-wildlife conflict. Attendees will also have a chance to practice speaking about their own research in an interview format with each other. Lunch will be provided.