The Australian Veterinary Conservation Biology Group members have wide-ranging interests and careers, from private practitioner seeing the odd wildlife case to zoo veterinarian, to researchers and policymakers.
The Australian Veterinary Conservation Biology Group endeavours to appeal to many varied interests and is always inviting new members. As a member you will have the opportunity to participate in:
- Advocacy – providing scientific and balanced input to decisions made in the interests of conservation and sustainability.
- Policy Development - The Group helps to develop AVA policies on conservation issues and encourage information sharing and networking with other key organisations, including the Wildlife Diseases Association and Wildlife Health Australia. Australian Veterinary Conservation Biology Group members have been involved in the development of many AVA policies including zoo animals, circus animals, hunting and fishing, control of feral animals and utilisation of wildlife. For a full list of AVA policies, please see Policy and Advocacy.
- Education – through conferences, newsletters, and journals
- Networking – keeping members in touch with one another to promote career opportunities and collaborations which help conservation.
The Australian Veterinary Conservation Biology Group has an important role to play in policy development and members are invited to take part in the process.