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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 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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By Nate Spillman, posted on November 13, 2012

Conservation Biology

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Aardvarks and many other African mammals are affected by human land uses and the tolerance of humans to the presence of these animals. Learn about this and more (subscription required) in the December issue of Conservation Biology, including an editorial on what every conservation biologist should know about human population. On the cover: aardvark (Orycteropus afer) in North Laikipia County, Kenya.

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By Nuria Selva, posted on November 5, 2012

SCB Roadless Areas Initiative Goes Global

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With an assist from Google, an initiative of the SCB Europe Policy Committee to protect the world's remaining roadless areas is gaining momentum in scientific forums and conferences around the world, most recently at the Convention on Biological Diversity in Hyderabad, India.

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By Nate Spillman, posted on September 5, 2012

NACCB Student Talk Winner Spotlights Declining Habitat for Apes

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Ph.D. student Jessica Junker, fresh off a two-year nation-wide survey of chimpanzees in Liberia, won the Student Talk Awards Competition at the North America Congress for Conservation Biology.

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