SCB News Blog

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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Introducing the Disciplinary Inclusion Task Force

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DITF was formed in July 2020 and includes 16 members from various disciplines and experiences, which is overseen by a six-member steering committee.

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By Dr. Fola Babalola and SCB, posted on October 30, 2020

SCB Nigeria Chapter Conference

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The SCB Nigeria Chapter's Seventh Conservation Conference—moved online due to the coronavirus pandemic—focused on current and emerging environmental challenges directly affecting biological diversity in Nigeria. Chapter President Dr. Fola Babalola said the conference offered solutions to challenges facing biodiversity conservation in Nigeria.

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By Osvaldo Eric Ramirez Bravo and SCB, posted on October 30, 2020

LACA Section Congress

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SCB's LACA Section will host its first virtual meeting form 9-13 November. LACA Board Member and conference organizer Osvaldo Eric Ramirez Bravo answers questions on what he hopes LACA 2020 achieves for participants and for conservation in the region.

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SCB Member Spotlight: Elise Contreras

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SCB held a Q&A with Graduate Student Research Award Winner Elise Contreras to learn more about her and her research on Groote Island.

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SCB Emerging Issues in Conservation Seminar

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A new SCB webinar series featuring recent publications from the three SCB journals.

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