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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 21st
SCB’s 2016 LaRoe awardee Barbara Taylor fights to save the vaquita from extinction Vaquita conservation efforts featured on 60 Minutes on Sunday, May 22, 2016. The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) annually awards the Edward T. LaRoe III Memo…
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…
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 …

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