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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

June 26th
Scientists call for a Halt to Oil Sands Expansion Until Policies Address True Costs and Global Impacts.(The oil sands project is an ongoing, SCB project partially funded by the generous support of the Wilburforce Foundation.  One of the authors, Ma…
June 5th
New EU Reform Fails on European BiodiversityExperts urge extra steps by member states to protect ecosystems June 5, 2014.  Leading conservation experts writing in the journal Science say that the European Union’s recent agricultural reform i…
June 5th
SCB's Europe section warns that Diclofenac approval threatens European vultures and eagles June 5 2014. Vultures are nature’s most successful scavengers and provide a series of economic, ecological and cultural services. Recent good news for vul…
June 4th
California Fish and Game Commission lists gray wolf as endangered Decision consistent with 2013 recommendation by SCB's North America Section June 4, 2014. California officials voted 3 to 1 today to add the gray wolf to the state's endangered s…
May 6th
Will IPBES work? This is a reposting of a January report from SCB's IPBES subcommittee chair Bengt Gunnar Jonsson, on behalf the SCB IPBES delegation and head of the IPBES subcommittee. The second plenary meeting of IPBES is over A few weeks has p…
March 14th
SCB Marine & North America sections comment on proposed NOAA guidelines for assessing noise effects on marine mammals On 13th March, 2014, the Marine and North American Sections of the Society for Conservation Biology submitted comments to the Nat…
February 7th
NCEAS review panel finds that FWS wolf delisting rule is based on uncertain science Conclusion echoes earlier comments by SCB and the American Society of Mammalogists An independent panel of experts, commissioned by the US Fish and Wildlife Service …
February 5th
SCB and the American Fisheries Society Testify on Logging Plan The North America Section of the Conservation Biology and the American Fisheries Society (AFS), questioned the assumptions behind U.S. Senator Ron Wyden’s plan to double logging leve…
January 23rd
Call for nomination of experts to IPBES: deadline February 10 The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES; www.ipbes.net) was formally established in Panama 2012. IPBES is a mechanism recognized by both the scientific …
January 22nd
SCB comments on proposed oil development in Canary Islands SCB's Marine Section has written to the Spanish government to voice concerns over potential environmental consequences from the development of the REPSOL oil project near the islands of Lanzar…

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