Policy & Briefing Documents

Position Statement on the Management of Human-Wildlife Conflict

This position statement summarises the most important aspects of understanding and addressing human-wildlife conflicts. The IUCN SSC Human-Wildlife Conflict Task Force urges governments, non-governmental organizations, researchers, practitioners, community leaders, environmental agencies and others to ensure that efforts to manage human-wildlife conflicts are pursued through well-informed, holistic, and collaborative processes that take into account underlying social, cultural and economic contexts.

IUCN (2020). IUCN SSC Position Statement on the Management of Human-Wildlife Conflict. IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Human-Wildlife Conflict Task Force.

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What is Human-Wildlife Conflict?

IUCN 2020 What is human-wildlife conflic

This briefing paper explains the IUCN SSC Human-Wildlife Conflict Task Force's definition of human-wildlife conflict, providing an explanation of the different considerations and nuances of this term and concept. 

 

IUCN SSC HWCTF (2020). What is human-wildlife conflict? Briefing Paper by the IUCN SSC Human-Wildlife Conflict Task Force.

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IUCN Resolution on Human-Wildlife Conflict and Coexistence

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IUCN Resolution (WCC 2020 Res 101) on Addressing Human-Wildlife Conflict calls on the global community to recognise HWC as a rapidly growing cause of wildlife declines and population disruptions in the freshwater, marine and terrestrial realms, as well as a threat to sustainable development, food security, public safety, the rights of wildlife to exist in the landscape, and biodiversity conservation.

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Human-Wildlife Conflict in the UN CBD Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

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The IUCN SSC Human-Wildlife Conflict Task Force's recommendations on the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework Information Document on the inclusion of Human-wildlife conflict in Target 3 of the Framework. Submission to the CBD Secretariat on the Zero Draft.

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