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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 Kaitlyn Gaynor, posted on February 18, 2015

Bridging Boundaries for Effective Conservation

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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.

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IPBES Seeks Experts for Regional Assessments

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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.

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Call for Expert Reviewers for IPBES

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Here is an opportunity for SCB members to contribute to IPBES. The platform issued a call for expert reviewers for pollination and policy support tools. Reviews are open until 2 March 2015.

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By Carolyn Lundquist, posted on January 21, 2015

At IPBES-3 A Step Forward

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SCB was well represented at the IPBES-3 Plenary session in Bonn, Germany. IPBES committee member Carolyn Lundquist recaps the impact of SCB and the meeting outcomes, from the stakeholders days to the plenary sessions.

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By Kyle Gracey, posted on January 21, 2015

SCB Helps to Mobilize Stakeholders for Impact at IPBES

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The Society for Conservation Biology is a significant force helping to coordinate and strengthen the work of scientific organisations and other stakeholders at a critical international negotiation.

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