Why should you vote in SCB’s elections?

When you pay your annual membership dues to SCB, do you wonder whether you are getting your money’s worth? Do you see ways in which SCB could be doing more to advance conservation science and practice?  One way to influence the future of SCB is by voting in elections for members of the SCB Board. Unfortunately often only 10% of the SCB membership votes in an election, so your vote can make a difference.

Elections for the SCB president and vice-presidents are open through March. As a member, you can vote by logging on to www.conbio.org and clicking the link to vote in the blue box on your member homepage. Read the candidate’s CVs giving their goals and track record of involvement with SCB, and consider which candidate can best advance the activities of the section, chapters, and global organization.

Elections for the SCBNA section board are also now open! Vote now through April 12.

SCBNA in the news: Bridging the shifting scientist–journalist cultural divide

A new article in Bioscience features SCBNA’s efforts, at the 2014 NACCB conference in Missoula, to bring together scientists and journalists and promote communication of conservation science to a broader audience. The paper, which is open access, can be accessed here.

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David Malakoff from Science was one of the many science journalists participating in NACCB2014. Photo: COMPASS.