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Society For Conservation Biology 1999 Annual Meeting: Integrating Policy And Science In Conservation Biology
The 1999 SCB meeting takes advantage of the proximity of NGOs, multinational banks, and agencies that set most worldwide conservation policy. The meeting includes a scheduled welcome from Vice President Al Gore and sessions ranging from (1999-05-11)

Conservation in Canada
Conservation actions could be more efficient if there is similarity among taxa in the distribution of species. In Ecology Letters, May, an international research team, introduces patterns in the geographic distribution of five taxa used to identify nationally important regions for conservation in Canada. Congruence appeared in geographic distribution of taxa and a measure of the conservation value of areas for taxa. However, few large protected areas exist in the sites of highest conservation value. (2004-05-04)

Society for Conservation Biology to provide free access to publications in developing countries
The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB), in collaboration with Blackwell Publishing and Elsevier Publishing, announces that online access to Conservation Biology, Conservation In Practice and Biological Conservation is now free to SCB members in developing countries. Elsevier has also added Ecological Indicators, Ecological Complexity and Ecological Informatics to the free publications. SCB is also negotiating to acquire similar access to a suite of other conservation-related journals from a variety of publishers, including additional titles from Blackwell and Elsevier. (2006-08-30)

Colombian president honors WCS president and CEO Dr. Cristián Samper
Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos has presented Dr. Cristián Samper, president and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society, with the prestigious Order of San Carlos. (2014-09-29)

Biodiversity conservation - no guarantee for shortcuts
New research from scientists at the University of Sheffield published in the November issue of Ecology Letters has cast doubts on the widely held 'rule of thumb' that the conservation of a country's biodiversity can be guaranteed by focusing on protecting its threatened and endemic species. (2002-10-30)

Amazon symposium to address large-scale conservation
On July 19, 2005, at the Society of Conservation Biology annual meetings, in Brasília, Brazil, the Woods Hole Research Center and the Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazonia (IPAM) will hold an international symposium on the prospects for large-scale conservation of natural resources in the Amazon Basin. (2005-06-29)

New study of the world's smallest elephant
The world's smallest elephant species, the newly described Bornean elephant, will be the focus of a Cardiff University study in Sabah, Malaysia for the next three years. (2005-12-08)

Studying substitute animals will not save endangered species
The reasons behind endangerment of one species cannot easily be applied to another. (2005-11-21)

IUCN adopts new 'Green List' to show species on the path to conservation success
The IUCN World Conservation Congress has adopted a motion sponsored by the Wildlife Conservation Society and partners to create a Green List to assess conservation success. The Green List for Species would include species identified as 'fully conserved,' which are those that exist in ecologically significant numbers, interacting fully with other species in their ecosystems. (2012-09-28)

Blasted coral reefs need tender, low-cost care
Rehabilitation of destroyed coral reefs is expensive, but researchers may have lower cost solutions. (2005-02-03)

'The Ecology and Conservation of Seasonally Dry Forests in Asia'
Despite the importance of seasonally dry forests, little is known of their ecology. (2011-07-28)

New book examines ecology of threatened prairie-chickens
A new volume in the Cooper Ornithological Society's Studies in Avian Biology series highlights the ecology of lesser prairie-chickens. (2016-03-11)

Studying substitute animals will not save endangered species
The reasons behind endangerment of one species cannot easily be applied to another, warn UC Davis conservation biologists who examined the common research practice of using surrogate animals to predict or identify what is endangering another species. (2005-12-01)

Conservation hindered by geographical mismatches between capacity and need
New research suggests that geographical mismatches between conservation needs and expertise may hinder global conservation goals. (2017-08-30)

Conservation Biologists And Natural Resource Managers Can Meet In Cyberspace
To encourage conservation biologists and natural resource managers to work together, the Committee for the National Institute for the Environment (CNIE) will provide them with an electronic meeting place. For instance, managers can post research projects they would like to see done and scientists can post projects they would like to do. (1999-05-26)

Lincoln Park Zoo researcher awarded prestigious conservation biology fellowship
Sarah Keenan Jacobi, Ph.D., an environmental analyst for Lincoln Park Zoo's Urban Wildlife Institute was recently selected from a pool of highly qualified candidates worldwide to receive the prestigious Smith Fellowship from the Society for Conservation Biology and the Cedar Tree Foundation. It is recognized as the nation's premier post doctoral program in conservation biology. (2009-03-03)

Preference for gravid females makes rare iguana consumption unsustainable
The Valle de Aguán spiny-tailed iguana is a critically endangered species found in Honduras. A recent survey of people living in the region shows that, although residents are aware of the endangered status of the species, the iguana continues to be hunted for food. Of particular concern is the preference for the consumption of female iguanas that are gravid (carrying eggs in their body). (2014-12-02)

Symposium to tackle questions of genetic engineering and biodiversity
The potential benefits and harm from using genetically engineered organisms to restore habitats will be examined at a symposium during the 18th annual Society for Conservation Biology meeting at Columbia University July 30-Aug. 2. (2004-07-16)

Protected area expansion target: Is a huge promise lost due to land conversion?
By expanding the protected area network to 17 percent of land one could triple the present protection levels of terrestrial vertebrates. Globally coordinated protected area network expansion could deliver a result 50 percent more efficient compared to countries looking only at biodiversity within their own area. Land conversion is, however, fast degrading options for conservation. (2014-11-18)

Endangered Madagascar lemurs illegally kept as pets may threaten species conservation and survival
An estimated 28,000 lemurs, the world's most endangered primates, have been illegally kept as pets in urban areas of Madagascar over the past three years, possibly threatening conservation efforts and hastening the extinction of some of lemur species. (2015-01-05)

How the presence of conservation researchers affects wildlife
In a study that compared three sites within the Dja Conservation Complex in Cameroon, Africa, investigators found that the presence of a conservation research project acts as a deterrent to chimpanzee and gorilla poachers, and community awareness and involvement in research lead to an increased value of apes and intact forests to local people, thus limiting hunting practices. (2015-05-12)

Research connects big data marketing tools, land conservation
The same data used by digital marketers to sell products can also help inspire conservation behaviors, according to new research from the University of Montana. (2019-04-01)

Can synthetic biology save wildlife?
What effects will the rapidly growing field of synthetic biology have on the conservation of nature? The ecological and ethical challenges stemming from this question will require a new dialogue between members of the synthetic biology and biodiversity conservation communities, say the authors of a new paper published April 2 in the open access journal PLOS Biology. (2013-04-02)

New 'umbrella' species would massively improve conservation
The protection of Australia's threatened species could be improved by a factor of seven, if more efficient 'umbrella' species were prioritised for protection, according to University of Queensland research. (2020-01-07)

Integrated terrestrial-freshwater planning doubles tropical freshwater conservation
Freshwater species are sometimes considered an afterthought in conservation planning, which typically prioritizes terrestrial ecosystems and their inhabitants. (2020-10-01)

Stunning footage shows how drones can boost turtle conservation
Drones are changing the face of turtle research and conservation, a new study shows. (2018-02-28)

Study reveals strong link between wildlife recreation and conservation
What inspires people to support conservation? As concerns grow about the sustainability of modern society, this question becomes more important. A new study by a team of researchers from Clemson University and Cornell University offers one simple answer: birdwatching and hunting. (2015-03-10)

NUS study shows factors influencing which conservation news get shared or liked in social media
A team of researchers led by the Department of Biological Sciences at the National University of Singapore Faculty of Science recently concluded a study to better understand the factors influencing the spread of conservation news in online media. (2015-03-03)

20th annual Society of Conservation Biology meeting
The Society of Conservation Biology (SCB) will host its 20th Annual Meeting, (2006-03-01)

Research calls for new approach to tropical marine conservation
A new article by a Swansea University researcher has called for a rethink on tropical marine conservation efforts, as people who previously relied on coral reefs for food and income are increasingly looking to alternative habitats which is putting pressure on the animals that inhabit seagrass meadows. (2018-11-06)

Meet the tenrecs
Researchers reviewed the conservation priorities for the 31 species of tenrec -- a poorly understood family of small mammals superficially resembling hedgehogs, found only on the island of Madagascar. (2019-05-16)

UM Regents Professor Emeritus receives 2015 Molecular Ecology Prize
The journal Molecular Ecology chose University of Montana Regents Professor Emeritus Fred Allendorf as the recipient of its 2015 Molecular Ecology Prize. (2015-05-28)

Wildlife biologist named Roger Tory Peterson Medal recipient, speaker
Russell Mittermeier, renowned wildlife biologist and president of Conservation International, has been selected to receive the 12th annual Roger Tory Peterson Medal presented by the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Mittermeier will deliver the Roger Tory Peterson Memorial Lecture on April 5. (2009-03-23)

Conservation Biology Clearinghouse, Engineering Design Tutor
An online educational site based at Rice called the Center for Conservation Biology Network (CCBN) offers information ranging from Native Americans' water rights to new species of orchids to university degree programs. (1998-02-12)

Fiji Conservation Science Forum
The 2nd Fiji Conservation Science Forum will address and confront the ongoing climate-biodiversity crisis and provide an opportunity for scientists, conservation practitioners, decision and policy makers in Fiji to discuss current and future projects that will safeguard Fiji's people and environment against the effects of climate change. (2011-09-13)

Saving frogs before it's too late
Highly diverse and so far apparently untouched by emergent diseases, Malagasy frogs nevertheless are threatened by ongoing habitat destruction, making proactive conservation actions especially important for preserving this unique, pre-decline, amphibian fauna. (2008-05-05)

Ray Semlitsch receives 2011 Fitch Award for Excellence in Herpetology
Ray Semlitsch, Curators' Professor of Biology in the College of Arts and Science at the University of Missouri, is the recipient of the 2011 Fitch Award for Excellence in Herpetology from the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. (2011-08-03)

Study shows wildlife density data better predicts conservation success
A recent study published in the journal Conservation Biology makes a strong case for a new approach to conservation planning that uses much more robust data sets in order to better protect birds, plants, and animals. (2015-06-10)

Global warming's effects extend to world's smallest butterfly
A new study shows that human-induced global warming will accelerate the extinction of this species. (2005-08-05)

Sharks: Bad creatures or bad image?
Historically, the media have been particularly harsh to sharks, and it's affecting their survival. The results of a Michigan State University study, appearing in the current issue of the journal Conservation Biology, reviewed worldwide media coverage of sharks -- and the majority isn't good. (2012-11-07)

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