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The SCB News Blog is the best source for member-oriented news from the Society for Conservation Biology. Here you'll find an account of what's new at SCB, coverage of SCB members in the news, and conservation-related commentary and reportage.

Come often and be informed of the goings-on in this global community of conservation professionals dedicated to advancing the science and practice of conserving Earth's biological diversity.

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By Guy Pe'er, posted on January 21, 2013

IPBES Stakeholder Day

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Representatives of stakeholder groups met to today to discuss ways to increase effectiveness of the IPBES through better integration of the stakeholders in the work program. Carolyn Lundquist presented SCB’s vision for our role in IPBES and Guy Pe'er led a session on defining the role of ‘observers’ in the platform. We enjoyed a surprise visit by Achim Steiner, who reminded us of the many years of development of IPBES.

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By Guy Pe'er, Carolyn Lundquist, Martin Dieterich, & Bengt-Gunnar Johnsson, posted on January 20, 2013

IPBES Needs Support of Learned Societies

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SCB calls on the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) to recognize and better integrate important knowledge holders and attempts to structure some of its activities to serve this purpose.

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SCB Sends Delegation to IPBES

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SCB is a participant at the first meeting of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) this week in Bonn, Germany. Our delegation will, among other things, urge cooperation between IPBES and learned societies like SCB to help ensure the platform's success. One approach we suggest is to include in IPBES reports any well-supported minority or concurring opinions to better inform a precautionary approach by decision-makers. Find daily coverage of the meeting from our IPBES delegation on the SCB News Blog.

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By Nate Spillman, posted on December 26, 2012

SCB Seeks Nominees to Serve on Board of Governors

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Want to shape the future of SCB and make a difference in the conservation community? Nominate yourself or someone else to serve on SCB's Board of Governors. Terms of service begin in July 2013. Nominations are due 31 January.

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By Vicky Meretsky and Lynn Maguire, posted on November 16, 2012

Scientists Propose National Conservation Support Network

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State wildlife programs in the United States have developed strong partnerships and widened their focus to address nongame species. But, these programs vary in their capacities for collaboration, and no consistent mechanisms exist to ensure regional- and national-level conservation needs are met. Five SCB members and six co-authors recently recommended steps to create a national conservation-support network.

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