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State wildlife programs in the United States have developed strong partnerships and widened their focus to address nongame species. But, these programs vary in their capacities for collaboration, and no consistent mechanisms exist to ensure regional- and national-level conservation needs are met. Five SCB members and six co-authors recently recommended steps to create a national conservation-support network.
Aardvarks and many other African mammals are affected by human land uses and the tolerance of humans to the presence of these animals. Learn about this and more (subscription required) in the December issue of Conservation Biology, including an editorial on what every conservation biologist should know about human population. On the cover: aardvark (Orycteropus afer) in North Laikipia County, Kenya.
With an assist from Google, an initiative of the SCB Europe Policy Committee to protect the world's remaining roadless areas is gaining momentum in scientific forums and conferences around the world, most recently at the Convention on Biological Diversity in Hyderabad, India.
Ph.D. student Jessica Junker, fresh off a two-year nation-wide survey of chimpanzees in Liberia, won the Student Talk Awards Competition at the North America Congress for Conservation Biology.