The Southern African Wildlife Management Association (SAWMA) is an independent, non-profit, multidisciplinary organisation for wildlife management professionals and others interested in wildlife management in southern Africa. SAWMA and AWMS share the objective of promoting excellence in wildlife stewardship through science and education. Both organisations focus on scientific management of wildlife in their region of the southern hemisphere, each with unique strengths, cultures and expertise, but each having interest in the betterment of wildlife management worldwide.
The SAWMA and AWMS affiliation aims to further communication, cooperation and opportunities for professional development for their members, and for scientific management of wildlife in southern Africa and Australasia.
All members of AWMS are welcome to become members of SAWMA and vice versa, at standard membership rates. Members are provided with enhanced opportunities to develop contact with, and learn from, wildlife professionals in the other region. Members of AWMS may purchase SAWMA services and products (e.g., conference registration fees, journal subscriptions and publications) at standard discounted membership rates and vice versa. Members of both organisations are eligible to receive electronic communications from the other (e.g., AWMS e-Newsletter). This eligibility is not automatic and will require activation by the individual member.