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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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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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By Frith Jarrad, posted on October 7, 2014

Conservation Biology Enacts Double-Blind Peer Review

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For the first time in its 28-year history, Conservation Biology, the flagship journal of the Society for Conservation Biology and the leading journal in its field, has moved to a double-blind peer review.

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By Nate Spillman, posted on October 1, 2014

Training Scholarships Help Students Build Capacity for Conservation in the Developing World

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Building capacity for conservation in the developing world: A generous grant helped SCB send 18 students from developing countries to Section meetings in July and August for training.

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By Frith Jarrad, Mark Burgman, Ellen Main, posted on September 30, 2014

Conservation Biology Welcomes Regional Editors

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SCB's flagship journal Conservation Biology is proud to welcome six regional editors to the editorial team. The new additions provide the journal with representation from around the world.

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By Nathan Spillman, posted on June 24, 2014

How Nature Photography Brings Science to Life

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Professional conservation photographer and writer Connie Bransilver brings field work to life through photography. Bransilver took the cover photo for the August 2014 issue of Conservation Biology. In this interview with SCB, she discusses why scientists should not underestimate the power of photography.

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