TWS requires the highest standards of ethical conduct from each volunteer and staff member as they perform their duties and engage in fulfilling the mission of the Society. The organization requires that every volunteer and staff member exhibit the highest standards of professionalism, honesty, and integrity, and that the activities and services provided by TWS are accomplished in a fair and equitable manner. It is the purpose of this Code to detail the ethical standards under which we agree to operate.
The Code consists of the Ethics Policy, the Conflicts of Interest Policy, the Corporate Assets Policy, the Whistleblower Policy, and the section below titled “Procedures and Open Door Communication.”
The TWS bylaws were last amended July 2021 and includes information on our name, purposes, principles, and code of ethics, our council, our corporate officers, our membership and dues, and more.
TWS General Operating Procedures Manual
These Procedures were established by Council to facilitate the conduct of TWS business in accordance with TWS’ Bylaws and TWS’ Articles of Incorporation.
TWS Code of Ethics
All members of the Society must pledge upon application, renewal, or recertification to uphold and conduct their professional and membership-related activities in accordance with the Code of Ethics as prescribed by the Society in the TWS Code of Ethics as prescribed by the Society.
TWS Articles of Incorporation
Established in 1948, TWS’ Articles of Incorporation include the purpose of the corporation, breakdown of the council, and the certificate of incorporation.
2019-2023 Strategic Plan
Over the five-year period, The Wildlife Society will maintain or improve its performance in five core strategic areas: wildlife sustainability, leadership, member services, organizational integration, and the Society’ sustainability. The key strategic themes are:
- The Wildlife Society achieves a positive impact on the sustainability of wildlife populations.
- The Wildlife Society is a recognized and trusted organization for expertise on science-based wildlife management and conservation.
- The Wildlife Society supports, encourages, and enables its members to conserve and manage wildlife through the application of science.
- The Wildlife Society supports and encourages networking among student chapters, state/provincial chapters, sections, working groups, Council, and headquarters to leverage synergies and communications that advance science-based wildlife conservation.
- The Wildlife Society is professionally managed and financially robust.
Download and review the full Strategic Plan.
Annual Financial Statements
TWS operates on a Fiscal Year (FY) cycle of July 1 – June 30, with the ending year in the cycle designating the FY. For example, FY 2019 ended on June 30, 2019.