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What is the Wildlife Society?

In 1937, an organization was formally named the Wildlife Society in order to bring to the table a league of wildlife specialists ready to face the challenges of the conservation field. In order to focus their attention and cover the entire field, they brought voices from different states to draw ideas and opinions from. From then on, there has been a formal organization to deal with conservational dilemmas that occur every day.  This has sparked an interest in creating student chapters of the society to gain awareness and new minds into the organization.

Mission for TWS

“Our mission is to represent and serve the professional community of scientists, managers, educators, technicians, planners, and others who work actively to study, manage, and conserve wildlife and habitats worldwide.” (The Wildlife Society®)

                                  Goals for the Wildlife Society and Zoology Club

  1.  Provide opportunities for improved communication among individual members locally and with other student chapters, chapters, the Midwest Section, and The Wildlife Society.
  2. Augment the educational opportunities for students in natural resources at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
  3. Prepare members for careers in wildlife biology, conservation, and management.
  4. Encourage professionalism and high standards of scholarship.
  5. Foster campus and community awareness of wildlife issues.

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