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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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2015 Smith Fellows Announced

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SCB and the Cedar Tree Foundation are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship: Sean Anderson, Brian Harvey, Brent Hughes, Mariah Meek, Rebecca Tonietto.

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Africa Section Issues Position Statement on Oil Palm Expansion in Africa

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Citing the destruction of forests in Southeast Asia from the unregulated or lightly regulated oil palm industry, SCB's Africa Section is urging governments and societies in Africa to formulate effective policies that will prevent similar loss of biodiversity in Africa from the expansion of industrial oil palm production.

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By Kaitlyn Gaynor, posted on February 18, 2015

Bridging Boundaries for Effective Conservation

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In 1998, former SCB Berkeley Chapter President Jodi Hilty served as a key organizer of the first ever student-organized Bay Area Conservation Biology Symposium. This May, Hilty will be back at the popular symposium, now in it's 16th year, when it convenes at UC Berkeley, this time as the keynote speaker.

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IPBES Seeks Experts for Regional Assessments

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IPBES seeks nominations for experts for global, regional and sub-regional assessments of biodiversity and ecosystem services and land degradation and restoration. Nominations may be submitted by governments and organizations who are members of the Platform. Nominations are due on 31 March.

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Call for Expert Reviewers for IPBES

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Here is an opportunity for SCB members to contribute to IPBES. The platform issued a call for expert reviewers for pollination and policy support tools. Reviews are open until 2 March 2015.

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