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How do we Value Wildlife?

Depending on who you ask, you’re likely to get a variety of answers, and we think that’s a good thing. We believe that a diverse and informed collective of stakeholders who value wildlife resources will ultimately encourage positive conservation outcomes — outcomes that are both good for wildlife and good for local economies.

When the Wyoming Chapter of The Wildlife Society asked WWF to partner with them during their annual Conference, and they informed us of the conferences’ theme, “Moving Wildlife Conservation Forward,” we saw an opportunity to ask that very question — how do we value wildlife?

Exploring that question meant doing so with experts representing various stakeholders groups, including elected offices, wildlife management agencies, outdoor industry brands, native conservation agencies, research groups, ranching, tourism and business, outfitting, as well as the hunting industry. It seemed relevant to bring this conversation to the public, with the hopes of adding to the public perception and knowledge of wildlife and habitat conservation issues.

As sponsors of the 2019 Wyoming TWS Conference, WWF will also be hosting an advocacy training workshop on November 19th from 1:00–3:00 pm for attendees of the Conference, alongside the Kristen Gunther of the Wyoming Outdoor Council and Rhiannon Jakopak of The Haub School at the University of Wyoming. See the full agenda HERE.

The next evening, November 20th, from 6:00–7:00 pm, WWF will be hosting “The Value of Wildlife” panel along with help from the Greater Yellowstone Coalition at Luminous Brewhouse in Sheridan. We hope you will join the conversation at this FREE event for the public.

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