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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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IPBES seeks fellowship nominations

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The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services is seeking nominations for its pilot fellowship program.

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By Kimberly Terrell, posted on May 4, 2015

Asian Fungus Could Threaten U.S. Salamanders

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A new "chytrid" fungus from Asia is threatening European fire salamanders, according to a new study. Researchers fear the fungus could spread to North America and decimate many of the continent's 165 species of salamanders.

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2015 Smith Fellows Announced

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SCB and the Cedar Tree Foundation are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship: Sean Anderson, Brian Harvey, Brent Hughes, Mariah Meek, Rebecca Tonietto.

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Africa Section Issues Position Statement on Oil Palm Expansion in Africa

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Citing the destruction of forests in Southeast Asia from the unregulated or lightly regulated oil palm industry, SCB's Africa Section is urging governments and societies in Africa to formulate effective policies that will prevent similar loss of biodiversity in Africa from the expansion of industrial oil palm production.

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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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