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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.

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By Guy Pe'er and Carolyn Lundquist, posted on January 24, 2013

IPBES: Day Three

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Delegates are exhausted from three days of intense meetings and negotiations at IPBES in Bonn, Germany. Much has been accomplished, but a great deal of work lies ahead. The IPBES Bureau has been established, but there is meticulous, tiresome discussion on the structuring of the MEP. On day three, SCB's IPBES delegation and other stakeholders ponder the age-old question: "To speak or not to speak?"

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By Carolyn Lundquist, posted on January 23, 2013

IPBES: Day Two

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On day two of IPBES, SCB's delegation worked with other stakeholders on Roles of Procedure for the Platform to ensure stakeholders play a larger role in the work of IPBES.

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

IPBES: Day One

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It’s day one of the IPBES plenary and delegates from more than 100 countries are meeting to discuss how governments, scientists and “others” interact to jointly resolve Earth’s environmental problems. SCB IPBES delegate Guy Pe'er, recounts the day's events and examines an important observation on how IPBES might deal with natural disasters.

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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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