ISWE Statement of Purpose

The International Society of Wildlife Endocrinology is a non-profit organization that provides a forum for collaboration and information exchange to advance the science of wildlife endocrinology. Our members develop and apply innovative approaches to study wildlife health, reproduction, welfare, and conservation.

ISWE Goals

  • Promote the field of wildlife endocrinology throughout the broader scientific community by using endocrine techniques to generate knowledge of wildlife health, reproduction, welfare, and conservation.
  • Facilitate and promote collaboration, information exchange, and innovation among wildlife endocrinologists and other researchers.
  • Provide a platform for wildlife endocrinology training and career development opportunities.
  • Establish best practices and standardization of adjunct methods for in situ and ex situ wildlife studies.
  • Continue to develop and support an international and diverse ISWE membership to advance the field of wildlife endocrinology.

Save the Date!

7th ISWE Conference


South Africa

October 13-16, 2019

Hosted by Mammal Research Institute, University of Pretoria

Access conference travel, accommodation, and registration information here.

ISWE is pleased to offer a travel grant scholarship for graduate and postdoctoral students.

Registration is now OPEN! To register, book accommodation, reserve a spot on the airport shuttle, or schedule optional additional activities, fill out the form available HERE and email it to Mpumalanga Promotion Events:

Please contact Jackey Deacon at telephone + 27 82 447 1570 (don’t forget to add your country’s International Direct Dialing number first) or email with any questions or concerns regarding registration or booking.

Some options are limited, so be sure to register as early as possible!

Early registration rates end July 2nd, 2019.

Wildlife Endocrinology Information Network (WEIN)

ISWE Members have access to WEIN, a web-based, searchable data network containing information on endocrine methods and analyses including sample type, sample processing, hormone assays (EIA and RIA) and endocrine results on various domestic and wildlife species both in situ and ex situ. The database allows the sharing of information regarding endocrine monitoring in a given species. The database is a reference place for endocrinological techniques and species based information. The goal of WEIN is to become the primary resource for researchers worldwide to learn, analyze, and share information about the growing field of wildlife endocrinology. WEIN provides a venue for techniques and relevant data creating a critical resource for people interested in zoo and wildlife health and conservation. read more >

Most Numerous Species Groups in WEIN

  • FELIDAE 15% 15%
  • HOMINIDAE 11% 11%
  • CANIDAE 11% 11%
  • HYLOBATIDAE 11% 11%
  • OTHER 45% 45%