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A Legacy of Excellence and Commitment to the Tropics

Since its inception in 1963, the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) has been at the forefront of advancing tropical biology and conservation efforts globally. With a rich history spanning over six decades, ATBC has evolved into a leading scientific organization dedicated to addressing the critical challenges facing tropical ecosystems. Our mission is to foster scientific understanding and conservation of tropical environments, and to bridge the gap between research, policy, and actionable solutions.

A Global Community United for Change

ATBC is a vibrant community of scientists, conservationists, policymakers, educators, and students united by a common passion for understanding and conserving tropical ecosystems. We are committed to promoting research, education, and conservation initiatives in tropical regions, offering a platform for international collaboration and knowledge exchange. Hailing from diverse backgrounds and geographies, our members bring a wealth of expertise and perspectives, enriching our collective efforts to understand and preserve the world's tropical biodiversity. Join ATBC now and begin reaping the benefits of being part of this global community. Join a regional chapter to stay connected to members close to where you live and/or work.

Driving Impact Through Research and Collaboration

Through annual meetings, publications, and a network of regional chapters, ATBC facilitates the sharing and dissemination of cutting-edge research and dialogue on tropical ecology. Our flagship journal, Biotropica, is a testament to our commitment to make widely available high-quality scientific knowledge related to the tropics. We also engage in capacity-building activities, mentorship programs, and policy advocacy, striving to empower the next generation of conservation leaders and influence decision-making for sustainable tropical ecosystem management.

Join us in our journey at ATBC, where we unite passion with purpose, driving impactful conservation actions for the tropical world!

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