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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 Frith Jarrad, Mark Burgman, Ellen Main, posted on September 30, 2014

Conservation Biology Welcomes Regional Editors

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SCB's flagship journal Conservation Biology is proud to welcome six regional editors to the editorial team. The new additions provide the journal with representation from around the world.

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By Nathan Spillman, posted on June 24, 2014

How Nature Photography Brings Science to Life

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Professional conservation photographer and writer Connie Bransilver brings field work to life through photography. Bransilver took the cover photo for the August 2014 issue of Conservation Biology. In this interview with SCB, she discusses why scientists should not underestimate the power of photography.

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SCB Hires Development Coordinator

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Lauren Bailey, a former conservation coordinator at The Nature Conservancy's Michigan Chapter, will coordinate SCB's fundraising efforts and the sponsorship process for SCB meetings.

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Gray Wolf Wins Protection in California

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The California Fish and Game Commission recently added the gray wolf to the state's endangered species list. Carlos Carroll, chair of SCB's North America Policy Committee, and committee member and former SCB Policy Fellow Brett Hartl weigh in on what the decision means for the wolf.

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By Joseph Cavanaugh, posted on April 10, 2014

Last Stop: Extinction

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Sharks have graced the world’s oceans for some 450 million years, a span measured in geological time but difficult to grasp in terms of a fleeting human lifespan by comparison. How then have we forced this juggernaut of extinction on sharks? Guest blogger and SCB member Joseph Cavanaugh examines the issue.

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