Entries by Carlos Carroll

Meet SCBNA’s new Administrative Director, Jamie Hogberg

SCBNA recently finalized the hiring of an Administrative Director (AD). Jamie Hogberg, the new SCBNA AD, was chair of the recent NACCB meeting in Madison. Jamie’s background is in both conservation science research and administration. Her work in human-wildlife interactions led to her to become active in SCB’s Social Science Working Group. More recently, she […]

Statement from SCBNA president Carlos Carroll on the US elections

SCBNA, the North American affiliate of the Society for Conservation Biology, is a community of more than 3,000 conservation scientists and practitioners who are deeply committed to advancing the science and practice of conserving the Earth’s biological diversity. The results of the recent US elections will bring major changes in US federal government policies that […]

Barbara Taylor’s work to save the vaquita from extinction to be honored at NACCB

Learn about vaquita conservation efforts on 60 Minutes on Sunday, May 22, 2016. The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) annually awards the Edward T. LaRoe III Memorial Award to an individual who has been a leader in translating principles of conservation biology into real-world conservation. Preference is given to employees of government agencies or individuals […]

SCBNA members: your vote needed on bylaws revisions!

The bylaws of the SCB North America Section have been updated and approved by the SCBNA Board of Directors in March. In order for these changes to take effect, they must be voted on by the membership. To do so, please visit the SCB website (www.conbio.org) and log in to your member homepage. In the blue […]

Society for Conservation Biology | Court agrees with SCB that decision to not list wolverine was poorly grounded in science

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 montane areas of the western United States. Today, the wolverine population in the lower 48 states numbers […]

SCB-Marine and SCBNA comment on proposed Guidance for Assessing the Effects of Anthropogenic Sound on Marine Mammals.

SCB’s Marine and North America sections today submitted comments identifying significant shortcomings in NOAA’s proposed Guidance for Assessing the Effects of Anthropogenic Sound on Marine Mammals. These issues included missing data, statistical shortcomings, and an apparent conflict of interest in which the US Navy exerted undue influence over the crafting of the regulations. The full comments can be accessed here.