What is the WDA?

The Worldwide Dragonfly Association is an international organization dedicated to the study, appreciation, and conservation of dragonflies and damselflies around the world. We are a welcoming community of professionals and enthusiasts who all share a love for these magnificent insects. See About Us for more information.

Why should I become a member of WDA?

The benefits of WDA membership are outlined on our Membership Resources page and we have big plans to add additional benefits over the next few years!

How do I change or reset my account password?

Use this form. Enter your username or email address there and you’ll receive an email with a link to reset your password. Still having problems? No problem! Email Will at webmaster at worlddragonfly dot org and he’ll help you out 🙂

When does my membership expire or renew?

Memberships renew annually from the day you first register with WDA. So if you register on June 5, 2020, then you will be up for renewal on June 4, 2021. You can check your date by logging in and visiting your Membership Account page.

Can I change my membership type?

Yes, indeed! Existing members can upgrade or downgrade their membership at any time by logging in and visiting the Membership Levels page. Your current level will be indicated in green.

How can I add or remove myself from the Membership Directory?

During registration: check the “Please exclude my profile…” box to prevent your name and profile from being visible to other members in the Membership Directory. Leaving the box unchecked will make your information visible in the directory.
After registration: log in (upper right corner) and go to Edit Profile. Check or uncheck the “exclude your profile…” box to control the visibility of your profile in the directory.

How can I access International Journal of Odonatology, electronically?

As of 2021, IJO is open access and available electronically. Volumes published before 2021 (vols. 1-23) are hosted on this website (here). Additional volumes are hosted by the new publisher Wachholtz (here).

Is the International Journal of Odonatology still available in print?

As of 2021, IJO is no longer available in print. However, all issues are available electronically for free (open access).

Can I order print back issues of the International Journal of Odonatology?

Probably. We are working this out and should have more information here by January 2021.

Can I automatically renew my WDA membership?

Why yes you can! When you register, just make sure the box under “Would you like to set up automatic renewal?” is checked and that’s it. Your card information will be securely stored by the Stripe payment gateway and will be automatically billed annually. You’ll receive an email 7 days prior to your next renewal, reminding you that it’s about to occur.
2021 NOTE: Due to a transition to new membership pricing, your membership will not automatically renew in 2021 even if you selected automatic renewal. When your membership expires, you will need to select and pay for one of the new 2021 membership categories. Your membership will then renew automatically in 2022 and subsequent years, if you select that option.

How do I cancel my WDA membership?

Just log into the site (Log In in the upper right corner) then navigate here to cancel. We’ll be sad to see you go!

How does Family membership work?

Family membership gives access for up to 4 family members for a reduced rate. One family member will first need to select one of the Family categories at registration and complete their purchase. They will then receive a link allowing up to 3 other family members to register with this website under their family plan (for no additional charge). The link will be emailed to the “parent” family member upon sign-up and is also accessible under their Account page, as is a list of all family members registered under the parent account. Any registered family member can access members-only content when logged in.

What happens if I cancel my Family membership account?

Access to electronic IJO and other members-only features of this website will be removed for you and all the family members registered under your account. If you then choose to re-activate your “parent” family account at a later time, access to these features will be reinstated for you and all family members, automatically.