Thank you for your interest in the Society for Wildlife Forensic Science. We hope you are interested in participating as a Sponsor for the 2012 Society for Wildlife Forensics meeting and helping us with our mission. As a sponsor you can choose to do one or all of the following: You can donate $250 to become a break sponsor and your name and logo will be displayed at the break as well as on the web site and in the directory. In addition, we are welcoming donations at different sponsor levels. These levels are listed on the application and these donors will be displayed on the web site and in the directory. In addition all donations at the “Sequencer Level” will receive a backpack with the Society’s logo. We are also in need of donations for door prizes and silent auction items. All donations will receive a charitable receipt and your company’s contact information will be included in the directory.
If you are interested, please fill out the attached form and put it in the mail with the donation check (made out to the Society for Wildlife Forensic Science) and/or item(s) to Tasha Bauman at the address listed on the attached form. Please email your logo to the contact on the form for inclusion in the program and the web site.
More information on SWFS and the Jackson Hole Triennial Meeting
The Wyoming Game and Fish Wildlife Forensic Laboratory and the US Fish and Wildlife National Forensic Laboratory will be co-hosting the second meeting of the Society for Wildlife Forensic Science on May 22-25, 2012 at Jackson Lake Lodge located near Jackson Hole, WY. The Society was formed in November 2009 with a mission of developing wildlife forensic science into a comprehensive, integrated and mature discipline. The Society for Wildlife Forensic Science is a 501(c)(6) organization. The Society plans, and is well on the way, to becoming the pre-eminent professional organization in the world representing wildlife forensic scientists. Our vision is to promote the exchange of scientific and technical information and to encourage research in wildlife forensics; as well as to promote professional competence, uniform qualifications, certification and ethical behavior among wildlife forensic scientist. Currently the Society boasts over 130 people representing 52 laboratories in eleven countries and fifteen states. We anticipate over 120 people in the Jackson area for the five days.
Currently the US Federal Government is in the process of making major changes to how forensic laboratories do business. Wildlife Laboratories will not be immune to these changes. And while human forensics and non-human/wildlife forensics have some similarities, the differences are such that many of the impending regulations are not applicable to most non-human/wildlife forensic laboratories. The Society is working hard to make sure our special considerations are noted at the Federal level. To be unsuccessful in this endeavor will result in the closure of many wildlife/non-human forensic laboratories. This would allow the most egregious poaching and trafficking crimes to be unsolved.