The AWMS Constitution outlines the fundamental principles and established precedents under which AWMS is governed. The objectives of AWMS as outlined by the constitution are detailed below. A full copy of the AWMS constitution is available here.
- The Australasian Wildlife Management Society (AWMS) is a professional society that promotes the study and application of scientific wildlife management in the Australasian region.
- AWMS actively encourages the development, dissemination and adoption of applied scientific research in wildlife management. Target groups include wildlife research scientists, wildlife managers, wildlife practitioners, policy developers, educators and students.
- AWMS’ fora include conferences, meetings, workshops, symposia, publications and on-line communications.
- AWMS aims to influence policy and management decisions through the provision of clear, explicit and pragmatic advice on options for wildlife management and associated risks.
- AWMS will operate as a non-profit organisation.
- AWMS will establish and maintain a public fund to be called the Australasian Wildlife Management Society Public Fund (the Fund) for the specific purpose of supporting the environmental objects of AWMS. The Fund is established to receive all gifts of money or property for this purpose and any money received because of such gifts must be credited to its bank account. The Fund must not receive any other money or property into its account and it must comply with subdivision 30-E of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.