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Applications for The Leadership Institute open in January of each year. We look forward to hearing from you!
WORK WITH EXPERTS IN THE FIELD
The Leadership Institute annually provides a select group of 10-15 promising TWS members with leadership training. The Leadership Institute’s intensive activities and mentoring relationships prepare participants for leadership positions in their workplace and the broader profession. The Leadership Institute is a prestigious opportunity for early-career professionals who are in their first three years of work to learn from experts in the field, grow their professional skills and network, and gain leadership experience.
Join a local section or chapter, student chapter, working group, or TWS community — or attend our upcoming conference to connect with other members and make change.
Join a local community
Networking has become critical to career development, job opportunities, collaboration, research, developing best practices, and effective advocacy at national, regional and local levels.
The Wildlife Society has built one of the most effective wildlife networking programs through the combination of our annual conference, TWS sections and chapters across North America and our working groups.
The Conservation Affairs Network is one way to grow connections and collaborate with your colleagues to make efficient and effective policy change where it matters most to you.
Advance wildlife policy with the Conservation Affairs Network
The Conservation Affairs Network engages and unifies the efforts of The Wildlife Society, its 200+ units, and more than 15,000 members to advance wildlife conservation policy issues at national, regional, and local levels.
The Conservation Affairs Network enhances the effectiveness of our entire Society by increasing communication, collaboration, and coordination between our chapters, sections, and TWS headquarters. Establishing better connections among the individual units of TWS is part of a larger strategic effort that will propel our entire Society into the future as a stronger organization and make each of us more effective at achieving our mission.
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JWM: Wild turkeys may face a tougher future in a warmer world
Climate change may create more difficulties for struggling populations
Mexican wolf wanders far beyond introduction area
U.S. wildlife managers are tracking it but have no immediate plan for capture
Earth experiences hottest year on record
Report finds 90% of the world experienced at least 10 days of temperatures “strongly affected by climate change”
Still Alive: On its 50th anniversary, the Endangered Species Act may be more relevant—and controversial—than ever
Policy and collaboration for wildlife agency professionals
Our members and vast network of wildlife agency professionals make up a large portion of The Wildlife Society. We know how important it is to stay connected with your industry, near and far, and encourage wildlife professionals to get involved in local chapters and sections and working groups. We also invite wildlife professionals to attend and present at our annual conference or seek publication opportunities in one of our publications.
Advancing opportunities for early career professionals
The Wildlife Society is here to support professionals beginning their careers in the wildlife science industries. As you get started in your career, we offer early career professionals a discounted membership, access to our Early Career Professional Working Group, and encourage you to utilize our job board and certificate programs to enhance your resume experience and continue learning after graduation.
Education, networking and career development for wildlife students
The Wildlife Society encourages students majoring in, or interested in, wildlife sciences to get involved with student chapters and take advantage of our student membership! We have numerous educational resources to help you with classes, networking opportunities, and early career development tools to get you ahead of the curve.
TWS MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
Grow your resources and professional network with TWS’ membership. Our members support the wildlife profession and gain access to our huge network of wildlife professionals and students through local sections and chapters, working groups, and wildlife events across North America and beyond. Additionally, our members have access to our publications, bookstore, and discounted rates to our prestigious annual conference.
LEARN. NETWORK. ENGAGE.
THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY’S 31ST ANNUAL CONFERENCE
The Wildlife Society’s Annual Conference is widely regarded as the largest and most important technical meeting for wildlife professionals and students in North America, perhaps the world. Connect with other wildlife professionals, students, and enthusiasts to engage in over 1,000 educational and networking opportunities.
BECOME A MEMBER OF THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY
Becoming a member of The Wildlife Society is one of the best choices you can make during your journey as a wildlife professional. Grow your network, participate in professional development opportunities, browse our numerous resources and publications and more. Membership is open to wildlife professionals, students and supporters who are interested in wildlife science, management and conservation. Join online to take full advantage of the benefits of TWS membership and to show your commitment to sustaining healthy wildlife populations and habitats for generations to come!