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The Animal Geography Specialty Group (AnGSG) strives to enhance geographic research and scholarship on matters relating to human-animal studies by:

  • Encouraging the exchange of ideas among geographers studying biological, cultural, ecological, economic, political, and technical aspects of the myriad ways humans co-exist with other animal species;

  • Promoting research in these areas; and

  • Facilitating collaboration between existing AAG specialty groups and committees to promote common interests and develop intra-disciplinary and interdisciplinary projects.  The overall aim of AnGSG is to support discussion of human-animal issues by geographers as a legitimate and active part of the discipline.


AnGSG is pleased to introduce its animal geography mentoring program, connecting undergraduate and graduate students with faculty who identify as animal geographers.


Learn more about Animal Geography sessions at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers.


Meet our graduate student representatives, participate in AnGSG's student paper competitions, and find out how you can get involved!

Welcome to the Animal Geography Specialty Group!

Our Mission