A New Website for EWCL

More than a decade ago, while in Australia for a koala conservation workshop, the two of us initiated a conversation about the challenges faced by early career wildlife conservation professionals.  We believed that individuals entering the wildlife conservation field had enthusiasm and book learning, but sometimes lacked the opportunity to get basic skill sets and networking opportunities necessary to successfully advance in the profession.  That discussion lead to the creation of the Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leaders program, fondly referred to as EWCL by the many who have been participants in –or sponsors and instructors for –this unique leadership training program. EWCL is now in its seventh year of training and boasts 60 graduates with an additional current class of 22 trainees.

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