Tweets about the Society for Conservation Biology

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

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 …
April 15th
SCB Endorses the March for Science Given that the upcoming global March for Science presents a unique opportunity for public engagement by SCB members as a global community of conservation professionals, and in order to defend the importance of evidence…
June 21st
Prayer Animal Release Can Embody Conservation Principles: A Call to Action   As researchers and practitioners increasingly realize the importance of engaging religious leaders and communities in projects to conserve biological diversity, the Societ…
April 4th
Court agrees with SCB that decision to not list wolverine was poorly grounded in science The wolverine is the largest terrestrial member of the mustelid family. The species is primarily found in boreal regions, but was formerly found throughout mont…
February 26th
SCB European Section Scientists Express Concern Over Proposed Logging Expansion in Białowieża Forest The Policy Committee of the SCB European Section (SCB-ES) wrote a letter to the Polish Prime Minister, Polish President, Eu…
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…

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