American kestrel

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Bylaws & Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics

Each member of the Maine Chapter of The Wildlife Society, in striving to meet the objectives of the Society, pledges to:

  • Subscribe to the highest standards of integrity and conduct;
  • Recognize research and scientific management of wildlife and their environments as primary goals;
  • Disseminate information to promote understanding of, and appreciation for, values of wildlife and their habitats;
  • Strive to increase knowledge and skills to advance the practice of wildlife management;
  • Promote competence in the field of wildlife management by supporting high standards of education, employment, and performance;
  • Encourage the use of sound biological information in management decisions; and
  • Support fair and uniform standards of employment and treatment of those professionally engaged in the practice of wildlife management