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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

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…
July 31st
SCB and ASM Comment on Listing Determination for the Wolverine The wolverine is the largest terrestrial member of the mustelid family. The species is primarily found in boreal regions, but was formerly found throughout montane areas of the western Uni…
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…

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