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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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SCB Welcomes New Section Leaders

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Following a busy election season, SCB is pleased to welcome new leaders to four Sections plus the Freshwater Working Group.

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SCB Section Meetings

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This July and August, SCB will convene conservation professionals and students in Malaysia, Scotland, Montana, and Fiji to advance conservation science and address biodiversity issues on a regional scale.

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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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