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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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SCB’s 2015 Service Award Winners

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SCB honored five individuals and one group for their outstanding contributions to conservation at the opening ceremony at ICCB-ECCB in Montpellier.

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ICCB-ECCB Code of Conduct a Model for Future Meetings

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ICCB-ECCB was the largest congress in SCB history, it was also the Society's first international meeting to implement an official code of conduct. We are excited to apply this same standard for future SCB meetings.

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ICCB-ECCB Student Awards Competition

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Paul Jepsen and Jo

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Social Media Trends at ICCB-ECCB

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ICCB-ECCB attendees used social media to share their science and conservation messages with a world-wide audience. Popular social media topics included Cecil the Lion, conservation marketing and IPBES.

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By Laure Cugniere and Rafael Mathevet, posted on September 21, 2015

ICCB-ECCB Closing Party & the Superb Park Meric

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More than 1,200 people attended the ICCB-ECCB closing ceremony at Park Meric in Montpellier, some of whom were greeted by a small group of protesters who were upset with the city's decision to sanction the party.

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