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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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A Growing Role for Genetics in Conservation

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Genetic data can often provide information which would otherwise be difficult to obtain: to document a species' demography, ecology and behavior more precisely; to understand how diversity can drive ecosystem function; to detect invasive species; and to solve illegal wildlife and plant trade.

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A Message from Geri Unger

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It has been a busy summer and fall. After returning from a highly successful ICCB, the Executive Office hired a new Finance Director, and moved last week to a new office in Washington DC. We are currently unpacking and organizing as well as preparing the 2016 budget.

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By Stephanie Green, posted on October 22, 2015

Uniting Science and Stories at IMCC

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Storytelling is a crucial skill for scientists to use to communicate their work. A workshop held at the IMCC helped SCB scientists develop their storytelling skills.

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It’s Moving Week for SCB

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SCB will be busy moving to a new office location in Washington, DC the week of 12 October. We won't close for business completely during the move, but much of our time will be dedicated to packing and setting up the new office. We will be back to regular working hours in our new office by 21 October.

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By Teuta Skorin, posted on September 24, 2015

IPBES - Mobilizing Stakeholders and Strengthening Capacity at ICCB-ECCB

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IPBES played a significant role at ICCB-ECCB, starting on the first day of the Congress when IPBES Executive Secretary Dr. Anne Larigauderie delivered the opening plenary "IPBES: Biodiversity Science for Decision Making."

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