2020 Hawai‘i Conservation Conference Participants - COVID 19 Travel Restrictions
The Hawaiʻi Conservation Alliance Foundation and the Society for Conservation Biology, Oceania Chapter are tracking the impacts of the 2019 novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, including recommendations from international, national, and state health agencies.

The 2020 Ola Ka ʻĀina Momona: Managing for Abundance Conference was originally planned to be a Pacific-wide conference hosted jointly by the Hawaiʻi Conservation Alliance (Alliance) and the Society for Conservation Biology Oceania (SCBO). The Conference planning team has been closely tracking the COVID-19 pandemic and, in response to science-based public health advice as well as travel restrictions, we have determined that an international conference will not be wise or feasible this year. The Alliance will continue to plan a Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference for September 1-3 2020 and is currently exploring options for an in-person or virtual conference.

Authors and potential attendees are now being polled to help inform critical decisions that the Alliance will make in coming weeks regarding the logistics of this Conference. The Society for Conservation Biology Hawaiʻi Chapter has kindly offered to continue to work on the planning team. The Alliance and SCBO plan to work on a joint conference for the Pacific conservation community in 2021. We wish all the best for our Pacific communities and conservation organizations and agencies as we face new challenges.

We will continue to share any updates to our conference schedule via our website (www.hawaiiconservation.org/conference) as well as through emails to abstract submitters.

Thank you for your patience as we adapt to changing circumstances. We are committed to continuing to support capacity-building efforts of the conservation community while following science-based best practices to protect the health and wellbeing of all involved.

Mahalo nui loa,

Hawai‘i Conservation Alliance and Society for Conservation Biology Oceania
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Given the uncertainties associated with COVID-19 and travel restrictions, are you able to attend our conference if it was held Aug. 31-Sept. 3rd? *
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