LEARN

PARTICIPATE IN TWS’ FLAGSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM

Leadership Institute participants work on a variety of distance learning and hands-on projects, which include analysis of leadership themes and concepts, engaging in mentoring opportunities and developing a greater understanding of how to apply their personal leadership skills to their vision for the conservation field.

The six-month program begins in May and concludes at The Wildlife Society’s 31st Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland in October. Participants will receive complimentary registration and a travel grant to attend the conference (attendance for the entire conference is required).

NETWORK

Join a local community

Networking has become critical to career development, job opportunities, collaboration, research, developing best practices, and effective advocacy at national, regional and local levels.

The Wildlife Society has built one of the most effective wildlife networking programs through the combination of our annual conference, TWS sections and chapters across North America and our working groups.

ENGAGE

Advance wildlife policy with the Conservation Affairs Network

The Conservation Affairs Network engages and unifies the efforts of The Wildlife Society, its 200+ units, and more than 15,000 members to advance wildlife conservation policy issues at national, regional, and local levels.

The Conservation Affairs Network enhances the effectiveness of our entire Society by increasing communication, collaboration, and coordination between our chapters, sections, and TWS headquarters. Establishing better connections among the individual units of TWS is part of a larger strategic effort that will propel our entire Society into the future as a stronger organization and make each of us more effective at achieving our mission.

Latest News

From The Wildlife Society

TWS’ news center features the latest wildlife science and conservation news. Stay up to date with coverage from around the world.

February 23, 2024

Legislation to fortify USFWS Coastal Program introduced in US House and Senate

The bill aims to enhance U.S. coastal protection

February 23, 2024

B.C. imposes restrictions to reduce chronic wasting disease spread

The disease was found in two deer in January

February 22, 2024

Wildlife Vocalizations: Tempe Regan

Regan discusses how she finds inspiration in the wildlife profession in the face of adversity

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Wildlife Vocalizations: Tempe Regan

Regan discusses how she finds inspiration in the wildlife profession in the face of adversity

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Policy and collaboration for wildlife agency professionals

Our members and vast network of wildlife agency professionals make up a large portion of The Wildlife Society. We know how important it is to stay connected with your industry, near and far, and encourage wildlife professionals to get involved in local chapters and sections and working groups. We also invite wildlife professionals to attend and present at our annual conference or seek publication opportunities in one of our publications.

Advancing opportunities for early career professionals

The Wildlife Society is here to support professionals beginning their careers in the wildlife science industries. As you get started in your career, we offer early career professionals a discounted membership, access to our Early Career Professional Working Group, and encourage you to utilize our job board and certificate programs to enhance your resume experience and continue learning after graduation.

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Education, networking and career development for wildlife students

The Wildlife Society encourages students majoring in, or interested in, wildlife sciences to get involved with student chapters and take advantage of our student membership! We have numerous educational resources to help you with classes, networking opportunities, and early career development tools to get you ahead of the curve.

TWS MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

Grow your resources and professional network with TWS’ membership. Our members support the wildlife profession and gain access to our huge network of wildlife professionals and students through local sections and chapters, working groups, and wildlife events across North America and beyond. Additionally, our members have access to our publications, bookstore, and discounted rates to our prestigious annual conference.

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October 19-23 Baltimore, Maryland

LEARN. NETWORK. ENGAGE.

THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY’S 31ST ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The Wildlife Society’s Annual Conference is widely regarded as the largest and most important technical meeting for wildlife professionals and students in North America, perhaps the world. Connect with other wildlife professionals, students, and enthusiasts to engage in over 1,000 educational and networking opportunities.

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BECOME A MEMBER OF THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY

Becoming a member of The Wildlife Society is one of the best choices you can make during your journey as a wildlife professional. Grow your network, participate in professional development opportunities, browse our numerous resources and publications and more. Membership is open to wildlife professionals, students and supporters who are interested in wildlife science, management and conservation. Join online to take full advantage of the benefits of TWS membership and to show your commitment to sustaining healthy wildlife populations and habitats for generations to come!