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YOUNG, DINGELL INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN BILL TO ENHANCE FUNDING FOR FISH AND WILDLIFE

Good news for fish and wildlife programs that have been underfunded for decades. The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (HR5650) bill announced yesterday offers hope for bipartisan support that would vastly increase funding for state programs.  —AFS Policy Director Tom Bigford Washington, DC (July 7, 2016) –Yesterday, Congressman Don Young (R-AK) and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) introduced the... Read More

Climate Science Center Review Team Member Solicitation

The American Fisheries Society and the Human Dimensions Research Unit of Cornell University have been engaged by the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) to conduct 5-year reviews of the eight DOI Climate Science Centers (CSC).  Information on the NCCWSC and CSC’s can be found at https://nccwsc.usgs.gov/.  Potential members are being solicited for... Read More

AFS/TWS Memorandum of Understanding with USGS Coop Units and USFWS

The American Fisheries Society (AFS) and The Wildlife Society (TWS) recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Geological Survey Cooperative Research Units (CRU) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The purpose of the MOU is to: Develop and exchange biological information for natural resource managers; Encourage, promote, and increase scientific professionalism... Read More

IUCN Wetlands at Risk Book Project: Call for Papers

Wetlands at Risk An open initiative and publication promoted by the Wetland Thematic Group members (CEM,UICN) Objective To bring awareness about most important wetlands under risk in different world regions portraying their status, problems and conflicts related to human impacts, discussing and proposing suitable management practices and solutions for their effective recovery and conservation. Regions will... Read More

Legends of Canadian Fisheries Science and Management

Canada has a long and illustrious history in fisheries science and management. Indeed, many scientific discoveries, assessment tools, and even contemporary management strategies can be attributed to Canadian fisheries professionals. The Canadian Aquatic Resources Section of the American Fisheries Society has launched a program called “Legends of Canadian Fisheries Science and Management”. The goal of the program is to... Read More

Call for Nominations for IPBES

Biodiversity and the ecosystem services it provides are disappearing at unprecedented rates. Around the world, policymakers are making decisions that affect biodiversity and they seek additional scientific knowledge in order to understand the consequences at local, regional, and global scales. The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is an independent intergovernmental body dedicated to bridging... Read More