Wildlife Management International (WMI) is a wildlife-based company, located in Darwin, in the Northern Territory of Australia. It has operated continually since 1978, and undertakes a broad range of activities. WMI have authored numerous books, countless reports, and over two hundred academic publications. WMI’s senior staff, make regular appearances in the media nationally and internationally.
WMI started its commercial activities (1978) providing contract research and management services on crocodiles to the NT Government. WMI has diversified a great deal since then, but are generally considered the world’s leading experts on crocodiles. Indeed, WMI hosts the IUCN-SSC Crocodile Specialist Group, with 560+ members from 63 countries.
Central areas of WMI activity in the NT are: tourism, crocodile management and production, research, monitoring, policy development, filming support services, and logistic assistance to people needing to operate in the field in the NT for various reasons. Nationally and internationally, WMI core business revolves around assessing policies, programs and providing strategic advice to clients (government and corporate), about wildlife conservation, management, sustainable use, captive production, biopolitics and trade.
WMI has worked on invertebrates, fish, reptiles, birds and mammals, in contexts of wildlife conservation, wildlife use, fisheries, forestry, agriculture and mining. WMI has always worked closely with Indigenous communities, have a good understanding of Aboriginal culture and tradition, and encourage economic development in remote Aboriginal lands based on the sustainable use of wild resources.
WMI have been actively engaged with the IUCN, CITES, CBD and many environmental NGOs and governments for over 30 years. WMI have an extensive network of associates, nationally and internationally, in both private and institutional research sectors, and are affiliated with a number of universities, governments, non-government organisations, academic societies and conservation organisations around the world.