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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...