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The purpose of this committee is to identify individuals who were important in the origins and evolution of wildlife conservation and management in Canada and to recognize them for their outstanding achievement. There are many possible candidates going back over the 20th century. Of course many are deceased, although a number of them are still living well into retirement. Further, new contributions to the evolution of wildlife conservation and management continue to occur. The Pioneer Recognition Committee aims to acknowledge and recognize outstanding contributions by individuals who chart new territory through the development of ground-breaking original contributions to the wildlife profession. The Pioneer Committee approach is to gather background information on as many candidates as likely can be found and judge their suitability to be recognized and appear on the Canadian Section of the Wildlife Society (CSTWS) Website as pioneers in wildlife conservation and management in Canada. Many of these pioneers have worked in a diversity of areas within the wildlife profession, such as government, conservation organizations and universities.


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