SII coordinated and organized the inaugural Latin America and Caribbean Congress for Conservation Biology (LACCCB 2018) in Trinidad and Tobago. In collaboration with The Latin America and Caribbean Section of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) and the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus. July 25-27, 2018. The meeting brought 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. We are actively pursuing initiatives achieved at the meeting which you can follow on the LACCCB update page