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A people-centred approach to human-wildlife conflict management

The Task Force on Human-Wildlife Conflict was established in 2016 by the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC). Its main aim is to support the IUCN SSC network in addressing human-wildlife conflict by providing interdisciplinary guidance and expert support, through an integration of ecological and social sciences.

Our objectives are to:

1) act as an advisory body on matters of human‐wildlife conflict, providing expert advice and a platform for the exchange of best practice;

2) facilitate interdisciplinary approaches to human‐wildlife conflict mitigation by assisting and encouraging the collaboration of experts and practitioners from natural and social sciences, humanities and other fields;

3) build capacity to support the SSC network by developing technical or framework guidance materials, resources, tools and training as needed by those working on human‐wildlife conflict issues;