Strengthening Conservation Connections Between the Caribbean and the Americas
The Latin America and Caribbean Section (LACA) of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is proud to join the University of the West Indies to host the inaugural Latin America and Caribbean Congress for Conservation Biology (LACCCB 2018) in Trinidad and Tobago.
SCB is the world's largest community of conservation professionals dedicated to the science and practice of conserving Earth's biological diversity. The meeting will bring together communities of conservation professionals to address conservation challenges and present new findings, initiatives, methods, tools and opportunities for collaboration in conservation science and practice. Scientists, students, managers, decision-makers, writers, and other conservation professionals are invited to participate in this event.
The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine Campus is situated 15km from the bustling capital of one of the Caribbean’s most rapidly developing island states, Trinidad and Tobago. With its focus on research and innovation, fully accredited programmes across seven faculties, and a cosmopolitan campus community, St. Augustine is a true representation of an innovative, internationally competitive, contemporary university deeply rooted in the Caribbean.
The scenic St. Augustine campus boasts a unique mix of twentieth century and modern architecture as well as an impressive landscape of indigenous and introduced trees and shrubs. Modern teaching and learning centres, a wide range of extra-curricular activities and a deep commitment to our role in preserving Caribbean integration and culture make St. Augustine an ideal choice for higher education.
The UWI is internationally recognized as a centre of excellence in research, knowledge creation and innovation on matters related to the Caribbean and small island states. We aim to provide a high quality teaching and learning environment, facilitate critical thinking, and produce graduates who are equipped to innovate regionally and impact globally. The UWI’s faculty and students come from more than 40 countries and The University has collaborative links with over 160 universities globally.