The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is strongly considering excluding up to five million acres from its proposal to designate nearly 14 million acres of critical habitat for the Northern Spotted Owl. Two SCB board members briefed Congressional staff and federal agency officials on why these exclusion would likely set back recovery efforts for the owl.
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Dr. Ken N. Paige, professor at the University of Illinois, will serve as acting editor-in-chief of the journal Conservation Biology. A search committee headed by longtime SCB member Dr. Mark Boyce is working to fill the position on a permanent basis. The position is a featured item on the SCB Job Board.
What do human remains, golden frogs, and elephant poo have in common? They were all part of a Smith Fellows’ quest to learn how conservation scientists can partner with museums to engage the public in science.
SCB Marine Section President Chris Parsons, PhD, reflects on the passing of Lonesome George, the last tortoise of his kind and formerly the world's rarest animal. The tortoise, thought to be more than 100 years-old, died on June 24.
David Lawrence is a Ph.D student at the University of Washington and first place winner of the Spotlight on Student Research - North America Section. Learn about David and his work assessing the potential of national parks to serve as protected areas for U.S. freshwater diversity.