We in Fish and Wildlife Conservation are passionate about natural resource conservation and management and about making a difference in how our society values sustainable natural resources. To achieve our vision, we are committed to serve as role models for excellent research, teaching, and engagement. We intend our program to be the best place to attract and nurture outstanding people who will lead in making legacy decisions. We are a self-organized, adaptive unit, and we recognize that our effectiveness is best achieved by sharing our time, talents, wisdom, and enthusiasm to enable others to act and to excel. We will continue to improve the status quo and celebrate our successes in changing the world, one person at a time.
We are recognized widely as a premier program in North America that addresses fisheries and wildlife issues of national and global concern. We generate new knowledge at the cutting-edge of research in the conservation sciences. We are recognized by peers for excellence in research, teaching, and engagement, and our faculty are leaders in their respective disciplines.
The Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation aims to be a center of academic excellence in conservation management, fisheries and wildlife sciences, and aquaculture by providing quality programs in research, teaching, and engagement that will enhance fisheries and wildlife resource management at state, national, and international levels.
- Researchers say rate of deforestation in Brazilian Amazon has declined
- Donald J. Orth receives 2014 William E. Wine Award
- Donald J. Orth receives 2014 Diggs Teaching Scholars Award
- Kelly recognized as a Global Conservation Leader
- Aspiring wildlife filmmaker wraps up as co-host of children's tv program
- Restoration biologist Jess Jones receives Rachel Carson Award
- Donald W. Linzey receives Virginia Museum of Natural History's Jefferson Medal
- Michael Moore receives NANFA Conservation Research Grant 2014 Award
- Black-footed ferret: Wild heart of the Great Plains
- China-U.S. laboratory dedicated to enhance mussel conservation, pearl production
- Hurricane Sandy may prove to be a blessing for the tiny piping plover
- Ecologist seeks to understand how infectious diseases emerge
- Research overturns assumption about mercury in the Arctic
- Marcella Kelly honored with Philadelphia Zoo's Global Conservation Leader Award
- Alumni Awards for Excellence
- Fraser Receives Mitchell A. Byrd Award
- Schwarz Leads World Aquaculture Society
- Alexander Continues Research at the Human-Wildlife Interface
- Conference Tackles the Challenge of Diversity in Natural Resources Careers
- Hubert Receives Cross Alumni Leadership Award
- Kendall an Environmental Excellence Award Finalist
- Three Students Take Home Writing Prizes
- Battle Presents at ACC Meeting of the Minds
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