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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...

registrations still open! 

2023 AWMS annual conference

Join us in Melbourne, Australia for this year's AWMS Conference from 5th - 7th December to explore the theme of

Venue: Melbourne Connect, University of Melbourne
(700 Swanston St, Parkville VIC)

Living with predators

Urban wildlife

Wildlife disease

Hyperabundant herbivores

Land managers and practitioners

Open symposium (all other wildlife management content) 

The Call for Abstracts is now closed

Click here to register now

See our Conference webpage for more details on our fantastic range of field trips and workshops. More details on accommodation coming soon

Are you interested in being a Conference Sponsor or Trade Exhibitor? 

Every year we showcase the work and services of an incredible range of sponsors and trade exhibitors through our Conference activities.

Involvement as a Conference sponsor or trade exhibitor comes with a whole host of benefits that not only increase the visibility of your products and service offerings in the wildlife management field but also provide your staff with access to the latest information about best practice wildlife management practices and activities underway.

There are a range of sponsorship options to suit your needs - please refer to our Sponsorship Brochure to find out more. Sponsorship registrations can be accessed here and on the Conference webpage. 

If you have further questions about Sponsorship, please contact us at [email protected]

2023 Awards have now closed

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

Thanks to all those who have put in an application for an Award this year, we look forward to reading your submissions! 

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. 

2024 applications will open on 1 July

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