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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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Member Spotlight: Israel Borokini

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Israel Borokini is currently completing his PhD research on a federally-listed and rare and endemic plant species, Ivesia webberi at the University of Nevada, Reno. Originally from Nigeria, Borokini is the information officer of the SCB Africa Section and has helped spearhead membership drives and new SCB Chapters in Africa.

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Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program Seeks Applicants

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The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of California Santa Cruz seeks applicants.

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An invitation to participate in the IPBES Stakeholder Days, 20-21 February in Malaysia

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SCB, an official observer organization to IPBES, will participate in the Stakeholder Days meetings prior to the 4th IPBES Plenary in Malaysia in late February. We invite our members to join us.

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By Ron Abrams, posted on January 19, 2016

Help SCB Monitor and Reduce its Environmental Footprint

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SCB seeks student members for its Ecological Footprint Committee (EFC). The committee offers a great opportunity to make a long-term impact with SCB and learn about carbon neutrality and sequestration.

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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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