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Added: Sunday, January 6, 2002

Dr. Alan D. Thornhill new Executive Director of the Society for Conservation Biology

A few months ago we announced the appointment of Alan Thornhill as Director of Learning and Communications for the Conservation Science Division of The Nature Conservancy Conservation Science Division.(For this info and more about Alan and his involvement with Daniel's work and this website, see previous news item "Our webmaster expands his horizons," added July 25, 2001.)

Now we're pleased to announce Alan's appointment as the first Executive Director of the Society for Conservation Biology, which launched its new Executive Office on October 1, 2001. Alan has been involved for many years with the SCB, as a participant and board member. In 1997 he added SCB's website to the Center for Conservation Biology Network, an online clearinghouse for information on conservation biology (, which Alan created and developed in 1994 and which has become a major source of information for teachers, students, and others concerned with conservation. As reported in the SCB November newsletter, "Under Alan's expert guidance, the Executive Office will enable SCB to carry out its business more efficiently and effectively. The new office also will help SCB accomplish much more in terms of providing information to policy-makers and conservation groups and aligning with other scientific societies to combat biological illiteracy and lobby for more funding for conservation research and action."

For more information about SCB, see their website at SCB.

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