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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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Conservation Biology On Development and Biodiversity in China

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The December issue of Conservation Biology features a special section on balancing conservation and development to preserve China's biodiversity plus papers on the online market for invasive plants, the extent of the global coral reef crisis, and more.

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By Teresa Erickson and Tim Ward, posted on December 4, 2015

Four Mistakes Scientists Make When They Communicate

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Communication is not about output, it’s about impact, say communication professionals Tim Ward and Teresa Erickson, who offer four mistakes scientists make when they communicate.

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Member Spotlight: Johan Van Der Ploeg

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Johan Van Der Ploeg is an SCB member and works for WorldFish in the Solomon Islands. Johan previously worked for the Mabuwaya Foundation, an NGO specializing in the conservation of the critically endangered Philippine crocodile.

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Conservation Scientists Come Together to Haiku

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Two scientists launched the 'Conservation Haiku' project in an effort to explore the use of poetry and photography as a tool to communicate conservation topics.

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Towards Greater Diversity in Conservation

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Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant will play a key role in helping SCB's Diversity Committee achieve the Society's goals of a more diverse and inclusive conservation community.

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