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.
- University researchers find widespread but neglected disease as real health threat in Africa
- Wildlife science student interviews former Zambian poachers
- Potential to spark a global pandemic’: Wild animals in Botswana found resistant to antibiotics
- Study shows human-wildlife microbe exchange and multidrug resistance in wildlife in protected areas in Africa
- Kathleen Alexander receives 2013 Alumni Award for Excellence in International Outreach
- Climate change likely to worsent threat of diarrheal disease in Botswana, arid African countries
- Libraries stack up in new digital world
- Virginia Tech hosts first TEDx Event
- Kathleen Alexander finds climate change likely to worsen public health threat of diarrheal disease in Botswana and other arid African countries
- First year experience program sets students on the right path
- Generational changes will have a big impact on natural resource jobs
- Graduate students receive American Fisheries Society awards
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