Today, I am pleased to announce that your TWS membership just became more valuable. As part of our effort to expand partnerships within the wildlife community, all current and new TWS members will soon have online access to the latest wildlife science published in our premier journals — The Journal of Wildlife Management, Wildlife Monographs and the Wildlife Society Bulletin. Previously, members had to pay an additional $75 for online access to both journals, nearly the cost of a full TWS membership.
We recently notified current subscribers about this change, and now we are rolling out the news to all members.
This new benefit, which will start in January 2017, means that everything TWS publishes will be free to all members. It is yet another step toward our commitment to increasing member engagement in TWS and reconnecting wildlife science with management and conservation.
TWS’s 2015-2019 strategic plan is built around five broad themes, namely the conservation and sustainability of wildlife, leadership in the conservation community, service to our members, integration and networking among the Society’s organizational units, and sound business management for the Society. The new journal benefit promotes these themes.
I want to encourage you to spread this news to your colleagues who might not be TWS members, so that they, too, can benefit from all that TWS offers to those engaged in the sustainability of wildlife.