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Long time Wyoming bird biologist elected to international ‘The Wildlife Society Council’

Biologist Andrea Orabona has been elected to serve on The Wildlife Society Council. (Wyoming Game & Fish Department)

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Game and Fish Nongame Bird Biologost Andrea Orabona has been elected to serve on “The Wildlife Society Council,” Game & Fish announced on Thursday, July 30.

“Orabona was elected by her peers from a national slate of candidates as the Central Mountains and Plains Section Representative to The Wildlife Society (TWS) Council,” the department said. “The Wildlife Society is an international, professional organization of wildlife managers and researchers, dedicated to sustaining wildlife populations and habitats through science-based management and conservation.”

Orabona has been involved with The Wildlife Society since her years as an undergraduate at Colorado State University. Game & Fish says that “she held several offices in the Student Chapter during her college career.”

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“That positive experience transitioned to serving on several committees and holding executive board positions at the state level with the Wyoming Chapter of TWS and the section level with the Central Mountains and Plains Section,” Game & Fish added.

Orabona was inducted as a The Wildlife Society Fellow in 2019 to recognize her “decades of dedication, research, and conservation of birds.”

“With the experience and knowledge I have gained over my 34-year wildlife career, I’m excited to serve the wildlife resource and our professional organization at the level of Section Representative to The Wildlife Society Council,” Orabona said in the Game & Fish announcement. “During my tenure, I envision a continued robust effort to ensure we promote and deliver science-based management and research decisions, and strive to include all who have the knowledge, passion, and skills to contribute to wildlife science.” 

Her term will begin at the end of September.