SAWMA and the AWMS (Australasian Wildlife Management Society) are currently officially affiliated. Both organisations focus on scientific management of wildlife in their region of the southern hemisphere, each with unique strengths, cultures and expertise, but each having interest in the betterment of wildlife management worldwide.
Student members who have been members of SAWMA or AWMS for more than a year are eligible for The Joan Southgate Southern African-Australasia Travel Fund. This fund is offered and managed by the AWMS, is to assist in reciprocal travel and on-costs between Australasia and Southern Africa for Masters and PhD students and early career practitioners studying aspects of wildlife conservation and management, who would benefit from working with practitioners studying in a similar field. Funds are available for travel, living expenses and accommodation.
Applications close 31 March every year.
Full details and access to the application form can be found here: