What is The Wildlife Society?

For more than 80 years, The Wildlife Society (TWS) has been influencing the future of wildlife and wild places for the benefit of generations to come. 


Founded in 1937, the organization's mission is "to inspire, empower, and enable wildlife professionals to sustain wildlife populations and habitats through science-based management and conservation." The Wildlife Society enhances its members' networking and learning opportunities, professional and career development, and provides numerous ways for them to get more involved in creating a better future for wildlife and their habitats.   

Their more than 11,000 members include: 

The Wildlife Society is an international organization committed to addressing national and international issues that affect the current and future status of wildlife in North America and throughout the world. 

TWS Working Groups

Working Groups are forums for members with common professional interests to network, exchange information, and promote science-based decision making and management of wildlife and its habitats. Working groups publish newsletters, hold meetings, conduct policy analysis, and organize technical symposia and workshops. Whether you're seeking information or are an expert on a subject, working groups have much to offer you, including the opportunity to:

To be eligiblefor membership in a working group, you must be a current member of The Wildlife Society.