Wildlife Research Goals and Status
Wildlife Research Goal
The primary purpose of this terrestrial wildlife research program is to seek answers to important wildlife conservation or management questions, inform the public through publications and other venues, and provide research opportunities and professional development for our staff. The goal of 'wildlife research' is to adequately fund and support relevant, quality and feasible scientific investigation through public and private partnerships consistent with TPWD statutes, policies and resources. Quality and reliable research results are preferred over quantity of projects completed. Experimental (manipulative) and observational research with some control, replication and random sampling are preferred.
If you are not requesting any TPWD grant funding, in-kind or personnel support then you do not need approval through this application review process. However, all other federal and state permitting or licensing requirements may apply (i.e., handling, collecting, banding, marking or taking of migratory birds, threatened and endangered species or animal welfare requirements, etc).