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Credit: Kimberly Rivera

Our Responsibility

As leaders in wildlife science, management and conservation, The Wildlife Society has a responsibility to address national and international issues that affect the current and future status of wildlife in North America and throughout the world. The diligent development of authoritative statements on wildlife issues is essential for interjecting wildlife concerns into decision-making processes.

The statements linked below have been formally adopted by The Wildlife Society Council, following member review and comment periods.

Position Statements

These are broad and topical statements on a wildlife issue that defines the issue, contains factual background data, describes the most probable biological, social, and economics results of alternative actions, and may also contain a recommended course(s) of action.

Issue Statements

Issue statements are specific applications of broader policies identified in a position statement.  These statements outline The Wildlife Society’s policies targeted at a specific issue or action.


For questions and comments regarding TWS’ policy engagement documents, please contact policy@wildlife.org.