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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, posted on December 20, 2013

IPBES Closes: Cheering with a Pinch of Salt

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It's a busy final day at IPBES-2 as the Plenary closes with an approved work program and budget.

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By Eszter Kovacs, posted on December 13, 2013

IPBES: Red Lines Becoming Green

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The past few days have been surprising as it became apparent that the position of stakeholders in the IPBES process was not at all sure or guaranteed from the wishes and perspectives of Member States.

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By Bege Jonsson, posted on December 13, 2013

IPBES Day 3

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The message from yesterday is basically the same; it is uphill with very little substantial progress. Whenever the term “stakeholder” shows up, it is put in square brackets (for those of you unfamiliar with the process it means that it is something that is not agreed upon and that needs to be resolved later).

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By Eszter Kovacs, posted on December 13, 2013

IPBES Day 2

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After a relatively short day yesterday, today everyone again bunkered in enormous windowless Plenary rooms named Maximus, little suspecting we would still be there 13 hours later.

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By Guy Pe'er, posted on December 9, 2013

IPBES Day 1: Health Care for Mother Earth?

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The SCB delegation at IPBES-2 in Antalya, Turkey seized an opening to speak at the first-day plenary to voice concern over limited funding for stakeholder involvement in the Platform.

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