Become a Member of The Wildlife Society Today!

Membership is open to wildlife professionals, students and anyone who is interested in wildlife science, management and conservation.  

Join online to begin taking advantage of the benefits of TWS membership and to show your commitment to sustaining healthy wildlife populations and habitats for generations to come!

Membership Benefits

TWS membership benefits provide you with opportunities to network, learn, get involved,  and to support While there are many benefits to membership, the core benefits include:

  • The Wildlife Professional magazine filled with compelling features on science-based wildlife management and conservation insights, techniques and best practices.
  • The Wildlifer e-newsletter, providing you with with links to the latest news from TWS headquarters, policy issues that impact wildlife and wild places, updates 0n activities and conferences from our TWS Local Network of sections and chapters across North America, and wildlife news.
  • Annual conference registration discounts of $49 for regular and new professional members, and $19 for student and TWS retired members. These discounts provide you with savings that reduce your annual dues investment by 60% for regular and new professional members, and 45% for students and TWS retired members!
  • Access to members-only networking and learning opportunities at our annual conference and through our more than 20 Working Groups (small additional annual fee) on a wide range of topics, including:
    • Climate change and its impact on wildlife
    • Biological diversity
    • College and university wildlife education
    • Hunting, trapping and conservation
    • Early career professionals
    • Wildlife disease
    • Student development … and many more!
  • The opportunity to become a Certified Wildlife Biologist or an Associate Wildlife Biologist through our TWS professional certification program.
  • The opportunity to increase the impact of your voice on important wildlife policy issues by joining other TWS members in organized efforts to contact policymakers through our Action Center.
  • Members-only discounts on subscriptions and recent past issues of:
    • The Journal of Wildlife Management, published since 1937 and one of the world’s leading scientific journals covering wildlife science, management, and conservation.
    • Wildlife Monographs, single topic, peer-reviewed studies on specific problems and issues in wildlife science, management, and conservation.
    • The Wildlife Society Bulletin (WSB), a peer-reviewed, scientific publication containing papers related to wildlife management, conservation law enforcement, conservation education, economics, administration, philosophy, ethics, and contemporary resource problems.
  • Free web access to issues of The Journal of Wildlife Management, Wildlife Monographs, and the Wildlife Society Bulletin dated prior to 2004.
  •  25% discounts on Wiley scientific books and on Johns Hopkins books.
  • Members-only networking opportunities at our annual conference.

TWS members are also encouraged to take advantage of:

  • Additional networking and information-sharing opportunities through our TWS Local Network of section, state, and provincial chapters. (Additional annual dues required)
  • Discussion, networking and information-sharing opportunities through our Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn social media networks. LinkedIn is only open to wildlife professionals and students enrolled in wildlife education programs.

Membership Designed to Meet Your Needs!

Important Note: North American members receive the print copy of The Wildlife Professional magazine and can also access the digital edition through the “Log In” link on this website. International members outside of North America can access the digital edition, but do not receive print copies.

Regular (North America $81, International $59)
Wildlife professionals and others interested in supporting wildlife science, management and conservation.   Click here to join today!

New Professional (North America $51)
Graduates of a full-time, college-level wildlife or directly-related curricula and who have less than three years employment experience in the wildlife profession.
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Student (North America $41, International $21)
Full-time or part-time college students pursuing a career in wildlife conservation and management. Student membership may not exceed seven years.
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Retired (North America $41, International $21) 
Individuals who are retired from full-time employment and have been a TWS member for 25 or more years.   Click here to join today!

Family (North America $125)
Two wildlife professionals residing at the same address. The household receives one copy of The Wildlife Professional (and digital access) through this membership.
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Government Agency ($1,800)
Government agencies or institutions with an interest in supporting the programs of The Wildlife Society. Typically, these are agencies that employ wildlife professionals and are involved in wildlife conservation and management as part of their mission.
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