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Greetings Wildlifers

Please join The Wildlife Society (TWS) in partnership with the Wildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa (WESSA), South African National Parks (SANParks), and EZEMVELO KZN Wildlife for the IV International Wildlife Management Congress (IWMC).

This prestigious Congress will be held at the Nkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Center, Durban, South Africa, 9-12 July 2012.

This is the first time the Congress will be held in Africa. The first three Congresses were held in Costa Rica, Hungary, and New Zealand in 1993, 1999, and 2003, respectively.

The theme of the IV IWMC is Cooperative Wildlife Management across Borders: Learning in the Face of Change. Sub-themes will include:

  • Human dimensions of wildlife management and conservation (i.e.: conflict, urban, land use)
  • Professional development and training
  • Climate change
  • Wildlife health and disease
  • Wildlife population management
  • Endangered species recovery
  • Invasive species
  • Trans-border cooperation and conservation
  • Natural resource use and sustainability
  • Habitat restoration, modification and stewardship

Africa has always taken a broad view of social, economic, and political dimensions that all affect, and become affected by, use and management of natural resources. Their survival, and indeed, the survival of the world depend on cooperative and effective management of our natural resources.

The TWS and its partners hope to attract over 1,000 delegates from around the globe to attend. South Africa is an ideal venue because of the numerous examples of exemplary practices in wildlife management and the human capacity for building innovations ranging from adaption of scientific developments to community-based natural resource management and empowerment programs to share in the global forum. Wildlife management worldwide faces complex challenges including depleted resources, competition for habitats used by wildlife, poaching, changing habitats, and an increasing human population. The goals of the IV IWMC are to provide increased capacity for participants to integrate global needs into their work, continue to develop and expand global networks, experience wildlife management in Southern Africa, raise awareness for wildlife management legacy programs, and raise the profile of wildlife management globally.

The IV IWMC 2012 in Durban, South Africa will be informative, exciting, and an ideal venue to establish new and lasting partnerships to benefit wildlife and their management. Please plan to attend. We hope to see you there.

Sincerely,

Paul R. Krausman
President-elect, The Wildlife Society

Sanibonani & Warm greetings from South Africa!

WESSA invites you to the IVth International Wildlife Management Congress to be held from 9-12 July 2012 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. We trust that you will have an exciting and fruitful stay amongst the warm people of Durban, led by the Mayor of eThekwini Municipality and the Premier of KwaZulu-Natal.

We are really proud and excited to co-host this Congress. The planning and staging of this Congress is an exciting collaboration between NGOs, Parks, educational institutions, a highly qualified Scientific Committee and an extremely competent conference organizing company.

The plans look very inspiring. These include a thought-provoking content programme based on the theme Cooperative Wildlife Management Across Borders: Learning in the Face of Change, a vibrant social programme and stimulating pre & post educational technical tours which are a good reminder of why we need to manage our habitats and biodiversity with utmost care. All of this is managed under a section 21 (not for profit) legal entity to ensure transparency and compliance with international standards. Please periodically visit the Congress website to ensure that you derive the most benefit possible from this exciting and stimulating World Congress!

Do come to engage fully in all the planned opportunities and enjoy yourselves in this wonderful place and country. There will also be lots of exciting opportunities for accompanying delegates, before, during and after the congress. So, visit the South African tourism website for places of special interest like our Parks and World Heritage sites.

Mumsie Gumede
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