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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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New study identifies eight reforms to defend against increasing threats to scientific integrity

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Team of scientists compared recent developments in US, Canada, and Australia to identify policies which should be supported by scientists and scientific societies active on the issue.

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SCB 2017 Members Meeting

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SCB will hold its 2017 Members Meeting at the International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB 2017) on Thursday 27 July in Cartagena, Colombia. The meeting will also be streamed live online.

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Section Update: Oceania

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SCB is a global organization comprised of seven sections: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Marine, North America, and Oceania. Each month we'll spotlight one section of SCB and provide updates from all Sections when applicable. This month we look at the work of the Oceania Section of SCB.

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Q&A with SCB President-elect Adina Merenlender

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SCB members recently elected Adina Merenlender, Ph.D., as SCB President-elect. Merenlender recently participated in a Q&A to discuss her background and her goals for SCB.

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SCB Announces New Executive Director

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Debborah Luke, Ph.D., a senior executive in science-based marine and wildlife conservation, to lead SCB. Dr. Luke comes to the Society from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Her first day at SCB is 5 June.

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