The Center for Biodiversity Conservation has launched a groundbreaking initiative to create more diversity in the field of conservation science.
The field of conservation biology aims to address the challenges that threaten the persistence of biodiversity. Today’s complex conservation challenges require input and analysis from a variety of voices, vantage points, and expertise.
The present day conservation workforce does not, however, reflect the potential diversity that could be brought to bear to address complex conservation issues. Some racial, ethnic, and cultural groups remain underrepresented in the conservation field, due to a combination of historical, financial, educational, and social barriers.
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