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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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SCB Executive Director To Step Down

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Geri Unger has decided not to extend her contract with SCB.

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Conservation Biology Journal Awards

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For the first time in its history, SCB's flagship journal Conservation Biology has officially recognized outstanding contributions to the journal. The journal's editors announce the first winner of the Rising Star Award and recognize the authors of the most cited paper and the paper with the highest Altmetric score.

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Vast Loss of Habitat Threatens Leopards

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SCB members Jan Kamler and Alice Laguardia are coauthors on a large scale study that highlights the precarious status of leopards worldwide. The big cats have lost three-fourths of their historic range, the study found. Some subspecies' are left with less than 10 percent of their historic range.

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Working Group Roundup: Religion and Conservation Biology

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SCB Working Groups are groups that focus on a topical area relevant to the mission and goals of SCB. This month's update comes from SCB's Religion and Conservation Biology Working Group.

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By Maya Khosla, posted on April 25, 2016

Fire Works

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How valuable are forests of the American West that have experienced wildfire? With over 10 million acres that burned across the region in 2015, that question has sharply gained in prominence.

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