SAWMA is currently officially affiliated with the Australasian Wildlife Management Association.
The Australasian Wildlife Management Society promotes the use of science to identify appropriate wildlife management principles and practices, to develop plans of management and to implement and review these plans within a social, environmental, economic and political context. People involved in this process include research scientists, educators, wildlife managers, and extension, interpretation and policy professionals. Membership covers a wide range of natural and social science professions primarily from Australia and New Zealand, but also from other Pacific Rim countries.
The SAWMA and AWMS affiliation aims to further communication, cooperation and opportunities for professional development for their members, and for scientific management of wildlife in southern Africa and Australasia.
All members of SAWMA are welcome to become members of AWMS and vice versa, at standard membership rates. Members are provided with enhanced opportunities to develop contact with, and learn from, wildlife professionals in the other region. Members of AWMS may purchase SAWMA services and products (e.g. conference registration fees, journal subscriptions and publications) at standard discounted membership rates and vice versa. Members of both organisations are eligible to receive electronic communications from the other (e.g., AWMS e-Newsletter). This eligibility is not automatic and will require activation by the individual member.
Please visit the following link to become an AWMS member: http://www.awms.org.au/membership