Why should you join the Florida Chapter of The Wildlife Society?
Florida Chapter of The Wildlife Society (FLTWS) is a state nonprofit organization dedicated to excellence in wildlife stewardship through science and education. Since 1966, FLTWS has worked to advance the science and practice of wildlife management and conservation, promote continuing education for wildlife professionals, and advocate for science-based wildlife policy. These activities further the Society’s mission to represent and serve wildlife professionals- the scientists, technicians, and practitioners actively working to manage, conserve, protect, and study wildlife and their habitats worldwide.
Florida Chapter of The Wildlife Society provides its members with:
FLTWS members include wildlife managers, researchers, conservation practitioners, policy makers, academics, and students. Our members gather at the regional and state or provincial levels, in TWS student chapters, and also in TWS working groups that investigate major problems in wildlife management and conservation.
Certification and Professional Development
TWS offers a tiered Certification Program that provides recognition for the qualifications and expertise of wildlife managers as they advance through their careers. Wildlife Biologists certified by TWS are widely-known as highly educated, experienced and dedicated stewards of wildlife resources.
Meetings and Conferences
The FLTWS Fall and Spring Conferences bring together diverse professionals to explore, learn, and debate cutting-edge research, management practices, and policy issues, and to receive hands-on training in new management techniques.
www.fltws.org is a premier information resource for wildlife scientists, managers, and policy makers.
The site offers news, Society information, a calendar of wildlife-related events, links to our affiliates, and a multitude of other resources tailored to help wildlife professionals solve problems.
Who is FLTWS?
FLTWS's members are highly trained and dedicated professionals from a diverse range of fields. Our expertise ranges from the sustainable use of wildlife and ecosystems, to managing public lands, conserving wildlife on private lands, recovery of endangered species, restoring degraded habitats, and managing abundant wildlife. Wildlife professionals are motivated to choose careers by a diverse set of values, but all share a strong interest in wildlife and their habitats, a love of the outdoors, and deeply-rooted sense of intrinsic value of natural resources and their conservation.