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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 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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By Brett Hartl, posted on August 14, 2012

SCB Board Members Travel to DC to Protect the Northern Spotted Owl

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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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By SCB Staff, posted on July 12, 2012

SCB Names Acting EIC for Conservation Biology; Seeks Permanent Hire

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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.

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By Keryn Gedan and Kim Terrell, posted on July 5, 2012

Smiths at Smithsonian

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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.

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By Chris Parsons, posted on July 2, 2012

Lonesome George, Lonesome No More

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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.

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