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Conference Postponed to September 2020

IUCN HWC TF - Tuesday, March 10, 2020

In light of the continued and rapidly developing global novel coronavirus (COVID-19) unfortunately we have had to take the decision to postpone the International Conference on Human-Wildlife Conflict in Oxford to 28-30 September 2020.  In expecting 600 delegates, from 80 countries, we are very much concerned for the health and safety of all our participants, and the uncertainties related to travel and logistics over the next f...

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International Conference on Human-Wildlife Conflict and Coexistence announced for April 2020

IUCN HWC TF - Monday, August 19, 2019

Human-wildlife conflict is one of the most pressing threats to biodiversity conservation and achievement of sustainable development. It occurs when animals pose a direct and recurring threat to the livelihood or safety of people, often leading to the persecution of that species, and to clashes among different groups of people about what should be done to resolve the situation. These conflicts threaten the healthy co-existence of pe...

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Global Survey of Training & Information Needs in Human-Wildlife Conflict

IUCN HWC TF - Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Human-wildlife conflict, coexistence and interaction is a priority concern for many communities, organizations and countries across the world. These situations are often complex and difficult to address. The IUCN SSC Task Force on Human-Wildlife Conflict would like to ask those who work on human-wildlife conflict & coexistence, what support in terms of information, advice and training would be most helpful to you. This brief survey...

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International Conference on Human-Wildlife Conflict and Coexistence

IUCN HWC TF - Thursday, March 07, 2019

The IUCN SSC Human-Wildlife Conflict Task Force is pleased to announce an International Conference on Human-Wildlife Conflict and Coexistence, to be held at Oxford University on 1-3 April 2020. The conference is co-hosted by the IUCN SSC Human-Wildlife Conflict Task Force, the World Bank Global Wildlife Program, and the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit at Oxford University's Department of Zoology, along with several further collabor...

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Updates to document library

IUCN HWC TF - Thursday, January 31, 2019

Our online library has been live for 1 year! The IUCN SSC Human-Wildlife Conflict Task Force online library provides the most up-to-date literature on key topics in human-wildlife conflict and interactions, with over 900 selected papers, guides and other publications and resources, currently used by people from 140 countries. Over the last year resources have been added for many human-wildlife conflict topics including social res...

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Third IUCN HWCTF meeting

IUCN HWC TF - Friday, September 21, 2018

The task force held its 3rd annual meeting on the 12-13th September 2018, at Trinity College, Oxford University. It was attended by 16 TF members with funding provided from the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi to cover half of the cost of the participants’ travels to the meeting. The aim of the meeting was to discuss and work on the progress of the group’s objectives and activities. One of the outputs of the TF is to produce brief gu...

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People & Wildlife collaboration

IUCN HWC TF - Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Creating conservation solutions for living together The IUCN SSC Human-Wildlife Conflict Task Force is joining forces with WildCRU's People & Wildlife initiative. Established by WildCRU and the Born Free Foundation in 2004, P&W has provided a forum for practitioners dealing with human-wildlife conflict issues worldwide, promoting information exchange. Human-wildlife conflict is a global conservation challenge that requires...

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Our document library is live!

IUCN HWC TF - Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Our new document library is now live and can be found on the Resources tab of the website. In the document library, you will find some of the key literature on many human-wildlife conflict topics and species. This is not an exhaustive list of documents but has been put together by task force members to include some of the important literature members think practitioners should read when working on human-wildlife conflict. From conflict a...

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Second IUCN HWC TF meeting discusses outputs of task force

IUCN HWC TF - Friday, October 27, 2017

On 25-26 April 2017, members of the task force met in Oxford, UK, for a two-day meeting. The main purpose of the meeting was to discuss and develop some of the outputs of the task force. One of the main roles of the group is to provide interdisciplinary guidance to support the IUCN SSC network and other practitioners in addressing human-wildlife conflict. During our first meeting, back in 2016, we discussed three key questions ...

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