About SNAP –
SCB North America’s Policy Committee
SNAP News – Support for Recovering America’s Wildlife Act
In 2021, SCB North America joined hundreds of other conservation organizations and interests in signing on to the National Wildlife Federation’s letter urging Congress to pass the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. The Act would create a dedicated fund for proactive conservation efforts led by local states, tribes and territories. Learn more about the Act and read the letter here.
SNAP’s Top Initiatives:
Climate change adaptation
Climate change presents a significant risk to biological diversity around the world, and could push over 30% towards extinction by the end of the century. Helping species adapt to the worst impacts of climate change is an important management strategy to minimize the impacts of climate change. SCBNA has worked towards improving and adopting policies that strengthen climate change adaptation, for example to strengthen connectivity policies especially on publicly owned lands in the United States.
SCBNA has a long history of working to improve policies for endangered species in the United States and Canada. For example, in 2002 SCB led a comprehensive review of all recovery plans for imperiled species protected under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA) and offered a series of recommendations to strengthen those plans. Since then, SCBNA has continued to focus on the recovery of plant and animal species protected under the ESA and Canada’s Species At Risk Act.
SCB North America’s Policy Committee (SNAP) works to strengthen and advance scientific integrity to ensure that scientific knowledge relating to the conservation of biological diversity is used by decision makers when shaping policies that affect the planet’s biodiversity.
SNAP recently convened a transnational team of scientists to identify policies on scientific integrity which should be supported by scientists and scientific societies active on the issue. The result is a study published in the journal Conservation Biology.
- Erin Sexton, Vice President for Policy and Programs, Chair
- Sally Ann Sims
- Sheila Colla
- Aerin Jacob
- Kathleen Halvorsen
- Maile Neel
- Rachel Prokopius
- Dominick DellaSalla
- Kai Chan
- Meade Krosby
- Sean Hoban