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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

December 2nd
SCB North America Joins AAAS to Protest Climate Science Inquiry SCB North America joined AAAS and six other leading scientific organizations last week to protest a Congressional inquiry into a scientific paper published by NOAA climate scientists. &…
December 2nd
Oceania Section Opposes Amendment to Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC)  Amendment to repeal Section 487 of EPBC would block ability of groups to challenge environmental laws on behalf of affected communities…
October 27th
EU Commissioner Eludes Plea for Better Involvement of the Scientific Community   The following is an update to the SCB Europe Section's statement on strengthening the EU legal framework for nature conservation.   January 8, 2016 In…
September 22nd
Smith Fellows/SCBNA statement on danger of microbeads helps in passage of law banning their use A recent policy statement written by SCB's Smith Fellows, and endorsed by SCB North America, on the risks that microbeads (plastic particles commonl…
July 22nd
Boxing out the Wildlife Experts:  New ESA Listing Rules Will Only Make it Harder to Protect Species The North America Policy Program of the Society for Conservation Biology (“SCB”) has recently submitted comments regarding the newly p…
May 18th
SCB asks China to block illegal sales of totoaba, which threaten persistence of vaquita porpoise. May 17, 2015 - The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB), led by its Marine, LACA, and Asia sections, has asked the Chinese government to implement incr…
January 27th
SCB Africa Section Issues Position Statement on the Threat from Expansion of Oil Palm Production A new policy statement authored by the SCB Africa Section and endorsed by the SCB global organization highlights the threat to biodiversity posed by …
January 20th
      Ashland, OR – seven of the nation’s top scientific societies and over 200 leading scientists from around the nation called on the Obama Administration to speed up its transition out of old-…
December 28th
SCB's Europe section warns that Diclofenac approval threatens European vultures and eagles Update, November 21, 2014. The Europe Section of the Society for Conservation Biology this week sent a letter to the new EU Commissioner for Health and Consum…
December 15th
The December 2014 Edition of the SCB North America Policy newsletter is now available. http://bit.ly/SCBNAPolicy  

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