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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 Bege Jonsson and Guy Pe'er, posted on December 9, 2013

IPBES Stakeholder Day: Report from Turkey

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What is a stakeholder, really? SCB's delegation at the Second Plenary Meeting of IPBES (IPBES-2) in Antalya, Turkey on the role of stakeholders in IPBES.

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By Geri Unger, posted on October 24, 2013

New Paradigms for Building Capacity at SCB

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Geri Unger on how SCB can grow and develop our community of conservation professionals and increase our capacity to conserve and protect biodiversity and livable landscapes.

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By Dominick DellaSala, posted on September 25, 2013

Why Forests Need to be Enlisted in Climate Change Actions

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As a forest ages, it continues to accumulate and store carbon, functioning as a net carbon

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Fracking Debate Hits Close to Home for Smith Fellow

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Read our Q&A with Sara Souther on why she joined a group of scientists to urge regulatory agencies to conduct more research on the environmental risks and scientific uncertainties associated with fracking.

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By Maureen Ryan, Ph.D., posted on February 15, 2013

A Scientist’s Public Policy Surprise

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Smith Fellow Maureen (Mo) Ryan always felt that she should be more engaged in public policy. It wasn't until she finally decided to take action that she realized that scientists have more to contribute to public policy than they might think.

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