The conference is designed for young conservation researchers from biological, environmental and ecology focus as well as those from conservation management organisations. You may participate in the conference either as an attendee or as a presenter.

Registration to attend the conference is open to everyone. However, the option of presenting work is restricted to students and early-stage researchers, i.e., undergraduates and above, but not beyond two years post-PhD. Those working in the social science aspects of conservation are also encouraged to submit abstracts. Presentations of completed as well as work in progress, and from economic and social as well as biological aspects of conservation, are welcome. Although we anticipate that most participants will be Masters or PhD students, we encourage participation from all early-career researchers, whether or not they are registered for an academic degree. Presenters are typically younger than 35 years of age.

This conference is mainly meant for students from South and South-east Asian and African countries. However, self-funded participants from other countries may also apply.

An important part of the four-day programme are the poster sessions and fifteen-minute talks by students on different aspects of conservation science. The strength of SCCS-Bengaluru has been the diversity and high quality of the day-long and short-workshops covering different aspects of conservation research and practice. See ‘Earlier Events’. Other events offered include plenary talks by conservation researchers and practitioners, exhibits by conservation NGOs and agencies, and social events designed to give participants the opportunity to make new contacts in their own and related disciplines.