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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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Award to Honor Women in Conservation Biology in Africa

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The Africa Section's Young Women in Conservation Biology Award (YWCB) recognizes the contributions of early to mid-career African women working for the advancement of conservation biology in Africa. Award winners demonstrate leadership, service, and an ability to work with others across gender, social class and ethnicity to achieve concrete conservation outcomes.

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Fracking Debate Hits Close to Home for Smith Fellow

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Read our Q&A with Sara Souther on why she joined a group of scientists to urge regulatory agencies to conduct more research on the environmental risks and scientific uncertainties associated with fracking.

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By Maureen Ryan, Ph.D., posted on February 15, 2013

A Scientist’s Public Policy Surprise

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Smith Fellow Maureen (Mo) Ryan always felt that she should be more engaged in public policy. It wasn't until she finally decided to take action that she realized that scientists have more to contribute to public policy than they might think.

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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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