SVP & Paleo News

SVP Celebrates the Full Installment of the Rules of the U.S. Paleontological Resources Preservation Act

The Paleontological Resources Preservation Act (PRPA) was signed into law in the U.S. in 2009. It allows land management agencies to manage, preserve, and protect fossil resources on Federal (public) ...
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Discounted Membership Pricing for Residents of Some Countries

SVP now offers discounted membership dues pricing for residents of countries ranked below 0.85 on the UN Human Development Index. This means that individuals in “Developing Countries” pay just 18% ...
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Recent Election Results

The recent election for the offices of Vice President, Member-at-Large, Member-at-Large (ethics), and Treasurer has concluded. We received 491 votes (approximately 38% of the membership) and we can announce that ...
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SVP demands answers concerning the damage to the Mill Canyon Dinosaur Tracksite in Utah, USA

The Mill Canyon Dinosaur Tracksite in Utah, USA, that features early Cretaceous dinosaur footprints were damaged recently during boardwalk repair work. SVP issued the following two letters demanding answers concerning ...
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SVP Announces Futures Award inaugural winner

The Society of Vertebrate Paleontology is pleased to announce the winner of the first annual Futures Award, Sun Tun. Sun is a rising senior at Macalester College in Saint Paul, ...
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SVP Sends Letter to Paleontological Community on Myanmar Amber

Based on SVP’s Ad Hoc Myanmar Working Group’s recommendations, SVP sent a LETTER to over 60 paleontological organizations that highlights the ongoing issue in Myanmar and its wider impact, including scientific ...
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SVP Statement on Anti-Asian Violence

SVP condemns the violence, misogyny and racism that has been directed at Asian American and Asian Pacific Islander communities. While vertebrate paleontology has had a history of participation by Asian ...
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On the Draft Paleontology Law in Peru

The SVP Executive Committee has written to a Peruvian government official to express its full support for the draft law on the Protection of the Paleontological Heritage of Peru. The ...
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A New JVP Memoir 20 is Published Today

A new JVP memoir 20: Anatomy, Relationships, and Paleobiology of Cambaytherium (Mammalia, Perissodactylamorpha, Anthracobunia) from the lower Eocene of western India is published today. Press Release from Taylor & Francis ...
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Auction of T. Rex “Stan”

SVP has written to the auction house Christie's New York concerning the high-profile sale of the Tyrannosaurus rex specimen known as STAN. In recent high-profile auctions of dinosaur specimens such ...
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