The Wildlife Professional is an exclusive benefit of membership in The Wildlife Society. Published six times annually, the magazine presents timely research news and analysis of trends in the wildlife profession.
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Invasive species cause massive amounts of ecological harm, threatening native wildlife and the habitats on which they depend — not to mention the billions in economic damage they cause each year. In this issue, we take a look at the work wildlife and natural resource professionals are doing to reduce invasive species populations — or at least curtail their spread.
Our featured articles include a look at 20 years of enhancing wildlife conservation through implementation of the State and Tribal Wildlife Grant program, told by professionals who were instrumental in getting Congress to establish this program and continue to fight for it. Another article looks at the role that shooting ranges play in wildlife conservation, and how recent legislation aims to shore up wildlife funding from recreational shooters in the U.S. by enhancing shooting range access. Other articles address how wildlifers can prevent burnout, how one graduate student overcame the obstacles of COVID to pursue her research, the role of diagnostic labs in fighting chronic wasting disease and a call to action for our profession to focus on sustaining wildlife resources.
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