The Wildlife Society has recently developed and released a Policy Toolkit for its members. Created specifically for TWS’s Conservation Affairs Network, the toolkit provides information and guidance for members who wish to engage in wildlife policy issues.
Members can obtain insights into several aspects of policy engagement and advocacy work through this new resource. The extensive toolkit is divided into five sections tailored to wildlife professionals, providing information on topics such as the operation of Section and Chapter Conservation Affairs Committees (CACs), communicating your message clearly via letters and meetings, developing position statements and fact sheets, and specifics ways to take action in each step of policy development.
TWS plans to develop new articles for the toolkit, including topics on the role of science in policy, how to submit comments on proposed agency regulations, and the Canadian legislative and budgeting processes.
The toolkit can be downloaded at wildlife.org/policy-toolkit