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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 Stephanie Januchowski-Hartley, posted on December 22, 2015

What the EU ‘Fitness Check’ Means for Conservation Policy in Europe

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Review the Birds and Habitats Directives could have substantial implications for biodiversity conservation across Europe. Former SCB Europe Section President Martin Dieterich on why the review matters for nature conservation policy in the EU.

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By Tim Ward, posted on December 15, 2015

Climate Scientists Ride and Run from the Poles to Paris

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Scientists Erlend Moster Knudsen ran 2,500 km and Daniel Price cycled 10,000 km to Paris to attend COP 21 to raise awareness of climate change in the polar regions. In an interview with Tim Ward, they explain their jump from scientists to advocates.

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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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