The SCCS-Bengaluru 2017 family!


The Student Conference on Conservation Science (SCCS) – Bengaluru brings together young researchers in the science and practice of biodiversity conservation. The conference facilitates interaction, encourages exchange of research ideas and methods, sharing of knowledge and experience related to conserving wildlife and helps build contacts and capacity. As a sister conference to SCCS-Cambridge, SCCS-Bengaluru focuses on attracting student participants, primarily from countries in South and South-east Asia, and Africa. The 2018 conference will be held at the JN Tata Auditorium, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru (INDIA), from 27th to 30th September 2018.

SCCS-Bengaluru is a four-day conference that includes short and long workshops, targeted at students for capacity-building in areas of conservation research and practice. The conference will include six plenary talks, and close to 20 student talks and 80 poster presentations. The morning plenaries will be more technical talks while the evening talks will describe various practical facets of conservation. We will also have an extended Who's Who in Conservation session to learn about the work done by a diversity of academic institutions and conservation organisations, and to discover work and research opportunities they offer.

The current geographical focus of SCCS-Bengaluru is to present work done in Asia and Africa and facilitate the participation of students and researchers from these two continents.  Please note that all the evening plenaries are open to public and everyone is welcome to attend. 

The conference is run with contributions from several institutions and individuals listed on our Supporters page. Keep checking our website for more updates!  

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We are committed to making sure you always feel welcome and safe during your stay in Bengaluru. SCCS-Bengaluru will not tolerate any kind of harassment, intolerance (e.g., sexual, religious, racial) towards any of its participants. If any participant faces any kind of harassment or difficulty and would like to file a complaint or seek any assistance to deal with the situation, we urge them to contact us at sccs@sccs-bng.org immediately and we will treat the matter with utmost urgency,seriousness and discretion. We will also provide personal contact numbers closer to the date of the conference. India has strong laws against sexual harassment and discrimination based on religion and caste. The Organising Committee of SCCS-Bengaluru is fully committed to comply with these laws. We are also committed to ensuring the security of any information you provide to us while registering for the conference.  



If you have any disability/ special needs please get in touch with us early at sccs@sccs-bng.org so that we can make arrangements to make your visit, travel and stay as comfortable as possible.