Urban Wildlife Ecology & Management:

An International Symposium on

Urban Wildlife & the Environment


University of Massachusetts, Amherst

June 21-24, 2009



(1) Stay tuned to The Wildlife Society's Urban Wildlife Working Group website at




for the latest updates on the next urban wildlife conference.



(2) The 2011 Urban Wildlife Management & Planning Conference


was held in Austin, Texas during May 22-25, 2011.


Please go to this site for more information: http://www.urbanwildlife2011.org/ [INACTIVE]




(3) The following is archival information from the Urban Wildlife Ecology and Management conference that was held in Amherst, MA during June 21-24, 2009:

A conference on urban wildlife ecology and management . . .


The Urban Wildlife Working Group of The Wildlife Society, together with the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and USGS Massachusetts Cooperative Research Unit, is sponsoring an International Symposium on Urban Wildlife Ecology and Management. The conference will be held at the Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center on the University of Massachusetts campus in Amherst, Massachusetts during June 21-24, 2009.


The last conference of this type sponsored by the Urban Wildlife Working Group of TWS was held in Tucson, Arizona in 1999.  In the 10 years since that conference, interest, concern, research, and conservation in all matters related to urban wildlife has grown astronomically. The topic of urban wildlife continues to expand to include urban planners, landscape architects, policy makers, developers and builders, and ecologists of all backgrounds from countries around the world. This conference will bring together all of these disciplines to showcase and discuss the latest topics and advancements related to the ecology of urban environments.


Conference Logo!


The logo for the 2009 International Symposium on Urban Wildlife and the Environment was created by Bruce Wilson of Moss Brook Arts and can be viewed HERE.


The logo depicts an urban background, highlighted by the Prudential Center Tower in downtown Boston, grading into a suburban area, with two important species, the coyote and the peregrine falcon, representing the wide array of biodiversity of all kinds that can be found in urban and suburban environments.


You can view more of Bruce's work at mossbrook.com.



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