The good news and bad news about the rare birds of Papua New Guinea

Robert Davis, Edith Cowan University The rainforests of Papua New Guinea are home to one of the richest bird populations in the world. But many are threatened by logging and palm oil farming. Now, a team of researchers led by Edith Cowan University have surveyed the PNG island of New Britain to see how the … Continue reading The good news and bad news about the rare birds of Papua New Guinea

Member Spotlight: Shannon Rivera

In the member spotlight this week is our newest SCBO board member Shannon Rivera. SCBO: How did you first hear about the Society for Conservation Biology? Shannon: Instead of fiction books or novels, I read scientific journals so I have been following Conservation Biology and Conservation Letters for a long time. It wasn’t until the … Continue reading Member Spotlight: Shannon Rivera

Ocean Plastics Café a great success

Happy World Oceans Day! Today is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. This year’s theme is Our Oceans, Our Future with a conservation action focus of “Encouraging solutions to plastic pollution and preventing marine litter for a healthier ocean and a better future”. Given the significance of the marine environment to countries in Oceania, SCB Oceania Chapters are hosting some great conservation events to celebrate the day.