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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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.
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.
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.