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australasian wildlife management society

Science in Wildlife Management

The Australasian Wildlife Management Society promotes the use of science to identify appropriate wildlife management principles and practices, to develop plans of management and to implement and review these plans with a social, environmental, economic and political context.  People involved in this process include research scientists, educators, wildlife managers, and extension, interpretation and policy professionals.

Benefits of Membership

Become a member of AWMS and expand your horizons! A membership with AWMS provides you with access to information from a wide range of members who are experts in their fields. To be a member you must have an interest in scientific wildlife management. Membership covers a wide range of natural and social science professions primarily from Australia and New Zealand, but also from other Pacific Rim countries. 

All members receive discounted conference registration fees at the annual AWMS  conference, as well as the conferences of our affiliated organisation the South African Wildlife Management Association (SAWMA).  Read more...

Our 2023 Awards are now open!

AWMS offers a number of Awards for students, early-career researchers and wildlife management practitioners, including: 

Practical Management Award – open to practitioners implementing outstanding wildlife management in their field

D.W. Cooper Student Thesis Award – open to recent graduates of Honours, Masters or PhD Programs that involved submission of a research thesis associated with wildlife management

Postgraduate Student Research Award – open to Masters or PhD students undertaking research in wildlife management

Braysher Management Fund – open to practitioners or students affiliated with an organisation involved with wildlife management.  

Honours and Undergraduate Travel Award – current Honours or undergraduate students enrolled in a course related to wildlife management.

For more information about these and other Awards available, check out the Awards We Grant webpage. 

Apply now! Applications close 31st August


SAWMA Conference 2023