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Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

The mission of the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation is to foster education, expand knowledge, and reward scholarship, using multi-disciplinary approaches, for the purpose of understanding, managing, and conserving biological resources. The primary goal of our teaching, research, and extension programs is to develop and communicate the knowledge necessary for enhancing the conservation and management of wildlife and their habitats for the greatest aesthetic, ecological, economic, and recreational values.

WEC News

New Position Available - Assistant Professor - Global Change Ecology

The Assistant Professor - Global Change Ecology position is now live on GatorJobs. The position number is 00015086, and the requisition number is 0906992. The direct link to the GatorJobs posting is

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program

The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at University of Florida is recruiting 4-5 students to begin the program in May 2015. If you are planning to graduate in Spring 2017 or later, and are interested in the environment, diversity & inclusion, conservation, and research, please apply! Applications are due on February 15 and are available at or by emailing Please see this flyer for more information.

Study Abroad New Zealand Course Now Accepting Applications

The Study Abroad: New Zealand Biodiversity and Conservation class is now accepting applications! The class will be formed by November so send inquiries to Read more about the class on the course page.


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Archived News

Have an injured or abandoned animal?

Please read the important information on our Extension page for questions and answers on this topic.