A new "chytrid" fungus from Asia is threatening European fire salamanders, according to a new study. Researchers fear the fungus could spread to North America and decimate many of the continent's 165 species of salamanders.
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SCB and the Cedar Tree Foundation are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship: Sean Anderson, Brian Harvey, Brent Hughes, Mariah Meek, Rebecca Tonietto.
Citing the destruction of forests in Southeast Asia from the unregulated or lightly regulated oil palm industry, SCB's Africa Section is urging governments and societies in Africa to formulate effective policies that will prevent similar loss of biodiversity in Africa from the expansion of industrial oil palm production.
In 1998, former SCB Berkeley Chapter President Jodi Hilty served as a key organizer of the first ever student-organized Bay Area Conservation Biology Symposium. This May, Hilty will be back at the popular symposium, now in it's 16th year, when it convenes at UC Berkeley, this time as the keynote speaker.
IPBES seeks nominations for experts for global, regional and sub-regional assessments of biodiversity and ecosystem services and land degradation and restoration. Nominations may be submitted by governments and organizations who are members of the Platform. Nominations are due on 31 March.