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This site presents the latest news on the policy activities of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB). SCB is an international professional organization whose mission is to advance the science and practice of conserving the Earth's biological diversity, support dissemination of conservation science, and increase application of science to management and policy. The Society's membership comprises a wide range of people interested in the conservation and study of biological diversity: resource managers, educators, government and private conservation workers, and students make up the thousands of members world-wide. By publicizing SCB's policy work, we aim to make SCB members and the wider public aware of the variety of policy work being done by SCB's global organization, regional sections, working groups, and chapters, and to facilitate dialogue between SCB members on how to make the society's activities more effective at advancing our mission of conserving biological diversity. If you are not yet a member of SCB, you can find out more about the Society and become a member here. The policy statement documents posted below have been approved under the Society's policy approval process (described here) For questions about this blog, please contact the blog administrator.

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News on the policy activities of the Society for Conservation Biology

March 13th
The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) concurs with the position of the IUCN regarding the “Zero Draft of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework” but adds the following regarding Goal 3 (A.“Genetic diversity is maintained or enh…
December 22nd
SCB Opposes Construction of Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Mauna Kea (Mauna a Wākea), Hawai'i This article was updated on 21 February 2020.*  Mauna Kea. By Adrian Malec, Pixabay. The Society for Conservation Biology, a global com…
December 18th
From 21 – 25 July, the Society for Conservation Biology held its 29th International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB 2019) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  Organized under the theme “Conservation Beyond Boundaries: Connecting biodive…
August 23rd
The North America Section of the Society for Conservation Biology engages on issues of wildlife corridors and habitat connectivity at the federal and state levels. In April, the Section's policy committee (SNAP) submitted a letter in support of the propos…
December 6th
Effective Wildfire Management: Pathway for sustainable livelihoods and biodiversity conservation in Africa   Download the SCB Africa Section Policy Brief "Effective Wildfire Management: Pathway for sustainable livelihoods and biodiversity conserv…
December 8th
Smith Fellows Oppose Park Fee Increase The National Park Service has proposed a targeted fee increase at 17 parks. Under this proposal, visiting Acadia, the Grand Canyon, or Mount Rainier would cost $70 per vehicle, a jump of $45 to $50; per person fees …
October 15th
SCB North America Policy Committee Offers Recommendations to USFWS on Florida Panther and Mexican Wolf SCB North America’s Policy Committee (SNAP) recently co-authored comments to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) offices on two s…
October 14th
Preserving the Fragile Future of Endangered Long-tailed Gorals In the Republic of Korea, the long-tailed goral, a wild goat species, is listed as Endangered Species Class I by the Ministry of Environment and also as an intangible Natural Monument by the …
July 28th
Smith Fellows Support National Monuments National Monuments are a vital part of our system of public lands. They protect our country’s iconic landscapes, from California’s giant sequoias and redwoods, to the Southwest’s red rock desert…
July 17th
In 2016, the Global Policy Committee of the Society for Conservation Biology commissioned a strategic analysis to review SCB’s engagement in conservation policy issues and processes and to formulate recommendations regarding needs and opportunities …

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