Our Mission

To inspire and empower wildlife professionals to engage in science-based management and conservation of wild animals and their habitats.

Our Members

Wildlife biology professionals, scientists, academics, students, communicators and citizen advocates throughout Alberta and western Canada.

Our Organization

We are a non-profit Chapter of US-based The Wildlife Society. We have about 300 members and are governed by a volunteer board and coordinated by an executive director.


Our Activities

The ACTWS serves its members and the community by speaking out in support of credible science in the management of wildlife in Alberta and, where appropriate, Canada. Through communications and events with policy makers and the public, we demonstrate the value of science-based information in managing our rich natural heritage.

Each year we host a meeting of professional and amateur scientists in a different Alberta community where our members can network to share ideas and insights that promote evidence-based stewardship of our natural resources. Since 1989, the ACTWS has been the organization that has given a voice and a community to wildlife biologists in Alberta for the benefit of all Albertans. Through communications and events with policy makers and the public, we demonstrate the value of science-based information in managing our rich natural heritage

The key role of the ACTWS is to foster a professional culture among wildlife biologists that promotes science-based management and conservation of wildlife throughout Alberta.

DR. ANDREA MOREHOUSE, ACTWS PRESIDENT

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