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Recognizing and sustaining conservation success

Cara J

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Registration for The Wildlife Society’s 25th Annual Conference in Cleveland, Ohio, is now open! Visit twsconference.org for details, or register now by logging in to Your Membership and clicking on the Conference tab. The opening plenary at this year’s TWS Annual Conference will highlight snow leopards, Kirkland’s warblers and river otters to chronicle North America’s conservation successes in recent decades. TWS President John McDonald’s plenary theme urges wildlife professionals to appreciate and learn from the success conservation work has achieved over the years. It’s vital, he argues, that recognizing and sustaining this success continues to inspire wildlife professionals and the general public. Abstract The challenges facing the conservation of wildlife and their habitats can be daunting and provide the impetus for much of the research we undertake and the management actions we prescribe and implement. They also dominate our policy discussions, and of course, conference themes. Research into the life histories and population dynamics of wildlife species, their habitat associations, and human-wildlife interactions have formed the basis for many successful management programs restoring species through concerted efforts to apply science to conservation, both in North America and beyond. The policy discussions have led to the implementation of laws, regulations, and management plans designed to overcome [...]

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