The January/February issue of The Wildlife Professional

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In our first issue of 2020, The Wildlife Professional takes an in-depth look at efforts to conserve the monarch butterfly. Insects haven’t traditionally been a primary focus of the wildlife profession, but as the monarch is being considered for Endangered Species Act protections, it has highlighted the evolving view of what constitutes wildlife and the important role monarchs play in the ecosystem. Wildlife professionals in government agencies, nonprofits, the private sector and universities have focused their efforts on conserving monarchs — efforts that also benefit other species that make use of the same landscapes. Their work has led to successful partnerships that may serve as models for conserving other species.

Contributed articles include a look at key practices that make for successful wildlifers, the future of purple martins, adapting to changing stakeholder values, the overlooked role of private sector wildlifers, keys to success and what it takes to be the TWS Student Chapter of the Year.

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