The Urban Wildlife Working Group of The Wildlife Society, together with the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and USGS Massachusetts Cooperative Research Unit, is sponsoring an International Symposium on Urban Wildlife Ecology and Management. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend this upcoming conference on urban wildlife ecology and management, which will be held at the University of Massachusetts, June 21-24, 2009.
The last conference of this type sponsored by the Urban Wildlife Working Group of TWS was held in Tucson, Arizona in 1999. In the 10 years since that conference, interest, concern, research, and conservation in all matters related to urban wildlife has grown astronomically. The topic of urban wildlife continues to expand to include urban planners, landscape architects, policy makers, developers and builders, and ecologists of all backgrounds from countries around the world. This conference will bring together all of these disciplines to showcase and discuss the latest topics and advancements related to the ecology of urban environments.
For information on the conference, please visit http://www.people.umass.edu/sdestef/urban_conference.html