Urban Wildlife Working Group Announces Student Travel Grants

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The Wildlife Society recently learned that the Urban Wildlife Working Group will be offering student travel grants of up to $500 to be used towards attending the International Urban Wildlife Conference in Chicago, Illinois from May 17-20, 2015. The grants can be used for partial reimbursement of transportation, lodging, registration, and meal expenses. To be eligible, individuals must be a current student or a recent graduate (within past three years). Priority will be given to students presenting a talk or poster and who are members of The Wildlife Society.

The International Urban Wildlife Conference will be hosted by The Wildlife Society’s Urban Wildlife Working Group and the Lincoln Park Zoo’s Urban Wildlife Institute. Many topics of research will be presented and discussed, including the latest on the ecology and management of urban wildlife as well as how to reduce human-wildlife conflict. Attendees will include researchers and planners from state and federal agencies, universities, architects, and private organizations. The conference provides an excellent opportunity for students interested in urban wildlife to learn more on the subject and to network with professionals from across the United States and the world.

Applications must be submitted by March 1, 2015. For more information or to apply please download the application here. More information on the International Urban Wildlife Conference can be found on their website.

Sources: Shannon Pederson, International Urban Wildlife Conference