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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 January 31, 2013

IPBES Wrap-up: Reflections & a Look Ahead

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The 26th of January 2013 will be marked as an historical day. After years of negotiations, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) officially launched. Finally, IPBES has a Bureau and a Multidisciplinary Expert Panel comprised of 25 excellent scientists from across the world ready to help carry out its work.

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By Carolyn Lundquist, posted on January 28, 2013

IPBES: Day Five

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SCB Europe President András Báldi is elected to serve on the IPBES Multidisciplinary Panel (and other news from day five of IPBES from SCB's IPBES delegation).

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A Note from the Executive Director

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SCB is conducting a search for a new Executive Director.

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By Guy Pe'er and Carolyn Lundquist, posted on January 25, 2013

IPBES: Day Four

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On day four of IPBES, a selection of heads of stakeholder delegations were given an audience with the EU to discuss our view on the dependence of the success of IPBES on full and effective participation by stakeholders, both as advocates and users of information provided by the platform, and as providers of knowledge required by IPBES to do its work.

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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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