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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

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  
November 18th
  Lamington National Park, Queensland, Australia   Endorsement of Global Principles for and Support of Moratorium on Industrial Activities within the World's Primary Forests The Society for Conservation Biology (…
September 26th
Declaration Urges Stronger Conservation Status for Roadless AreasInitiative of SCB Sections for protection of roadless areas gains support    The 2014 Infra Eco Network Europe (IENE) International Conference “Life for a Greener Trans…
September 23rd
SCBNA and ASM request changes in proposal to reform management of Mexican wolf population The Mexican wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) represents one of the most distinct genetic lineages of wolves in the Western Hemisphere. This subspecies is also one of t…
September 16th
SCB-Asia Conference Passes Declaration Urging Malaysia to Strengthen Biodiversity Protections Malaysia is an extraordinarily rich country – both in terms of natural and economic capital. As such, Malaysia is in an excellent position to conserve …
September 8th
SCB North America Policy UpdateIntroducing the North America Policy Newsletter Doug Parsons, SCB's North America Policy Director, is pleased to announce a new North America Policy Newsletter. The newsletter will feature updates from Doug on policy new…

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