2017 Conservation Expo a Success!

We hosted our first Wildlife Society Conservation Expo on August 31st at the Mackenzie Art Gallery in Regina, and it was a smashing success!

Eighty-six attendees gathered to network throughout an evening of invited speakers and poster presentations. Lin Gallagher from the Ministry of Environment gave a talk about some of the initiatives in conservation (such as caribou management actions!), while Erin Baerwald from the American Wind Wildlife Institute spoke about bats and wind energy.

After the speakers’ presentations, attendees drifted between 26 posters while sipping drinks and nibbling delicious appetizers. Everyone had a great time, and many lingered until we closed down the venue! We can’t wait to host this event again and are hoping for a bigger, better 2018 Conservation Expo! See you there.

Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatchewan looking for volunteers!

The WRSOS is a volunteer driven organization focused on ensuring injured or orphaned wildlife receive the care they need for eventual return to the wild. The first line of defense is an emergency hotline that is manned 12 hours/day, 365 days/year.

The WRSOS needs more volunteers who are available during the daytime for hotline coverage and/or rescues/transports. Hotline volunteers check the answering machine and return phone calls from the comfort of their own home!

Check out our opportunities page for more details.

 

Networking Event

The Saskatchewan Chapter of the Wildlife Society is pleased to announce our upcoming networking event: The Wildlife Society Conservation Expo, taking place on the 31st August 2017 from 3 – 6pm at the Mackenzie Art Gallery in Regina. The networking event will let Saskatchewan wildlife professionals interact and share information through an informal poster session and social mixer.  We also plan to have two keynote speakers to begin the event.  Snacks will be provided and there will be a cash bar. This event is free for members. See more details in the events tab on our website!

 

Science Rendezvous

We had a blast talking with the folks who came out to the Science Rendezvous event at the U of SK on May 13th! We had a lot of fun furs, taxedermied critters, antlers and more for people to interact with. It’s a great way to raise questions and interest in animals that you may never get the chance to get close to, and the community appreciated it! We were happy to be a part of this great day.

Call for Proposals – TWS annual conference 2017

The Wildlife Society is now accepting submissions for workshop, symposia and panel discussion proposals for the 24th Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, held Sept. 23-27, 2017.

TWS invites proposals related to all aspects of wildlife ecology, management, policy, human dimensions and conservation. The plenary theme for the conference is Wildlife Conservation: Crossroads of Cultures, so proposals that address that topic area are especially appropriate.

Click here to download the call. Proposals can be submitted here. The submission period closes March 10, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. CST.

Saskatchewan Oil Spill

With the recent oil spill in Saskatchewan, many might be wondering ‘how can I help?’  Here are some ideas to help us do our part for wildlife!

http://cpaws-sask.org/news/saskatchewan-oil-spill-how-can-i-help