The Wildlife Society Conference 2023
Founded in 1937, the organization’s mission is “To inspire, empower, and enable wildlife professionals to sustain wildlife populations and their habitats through science-based management and conservation.” The Wildlife Society enhances our members’ networking and learning opportunities, and professional and career development, and provides numerous ways for them to get more involved in creating a better future for wildlife and their habitats.
When: NOV 5 – 9, 2023
Where: Louisville, KY
Exhibition Booth: Coming Soon
Sunday 5th of November 8 am – 5 pm | Louisville Kentucky
Taking to the Skies: Drone Applications for Wildlife Research and Conservation (Pre-registration Required)
This interactive field trip will provide insights into different drone applications relevant to wildlife biologists and help break down the barriers to adopting a variety of drone technologies and sensors including radio-telemetry, thermal imaging and visual data collection.
Wednesday, November 08, 2023, from 9:00 AM – 9:15 AM | The Galt House – East Tower, 1st Floor Lobby Level
Flying high for wetland conservation – advances in drone radio-telemetry for improving invasive and native species management across wetlands
Freshwater wetlands are one of the most rapidly declining and threatened ecosystems in the world, yet they provide some of the most biologically diverse habitats for wildlife. Effectively managing both wildlife and invasive species across these dynamic, swampy landscapes poses significant challenges for wildlife biologists and natural resource managers. Wetland biologists are increasingly turning to drone-based technologies to assist with collecting data that is otherwise prohibitively difficult to obtain, including the radio-tracking of animal movements. We provide examples of how advances in innovative drone radio-telemetry technology are enabling an increasingly diverse array of native and invasive species to be efficiently tracked across some of the most challenging wetland landscapes in the United States and Australia.
Register here for the conference: THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY’S 30TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE