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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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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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By Carolyn Lundquist, posted on January 21, 2015

At IPBES-3 A Step Forward

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SCB was well represented at the IPBES-3 Plenary session in Bonn, Germany. IPBES committee member Carolyn Lundquist recaps the impact of SCB and the meeting outcomes, from the stakeholders days to the plenary sessions.

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By Kyle Gracey, posted on January 21, 2015

SCB Helps to Mobilize Stakeholders for Impact at IPBES

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The Society for Conservation Biology is a significant force helping to coordinate and strengthen the work of scientific organisations and other stakeholders at a critical international negotiation.

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Wildlife Disease Pathogen in Europe Threatens Salamanders in the U.S.

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In a Q&A with SCB, University of Maryland Associate Professor of Biology Karen Lips discusses the wildlife disease Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, its deadly impact on salamanders in Europe and steps that can be taken to help prevent its transmission to salamanders in the United States.

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By Nate Spillman, posted on October 22, 2014

Lion Guardians a Finalist for CNN Hero Award

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Leela Hazzah, a winner of the Africa Section's Young Women in Conservation Biology Award, is a finalist for a 2014 CNN Hero Award for her work on lion conservation in Kenya and Tanzania.

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