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.
What is Human-Wildlife Conflict?
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.
Perspectives on Human-Wildlife Coexistence
This briefing paper explains the IUCN SSC Human-Wildlife Conflict Task Force's perspectives on human-wildlife coexistence, outlining its scope, complexities, key characteristics and approaches to coexistence.
IUCN SSC HWCTF (2022). Perspectives on human-wildlife coexistence. Briefing Paper by the IUCN SSC Human-Wildlife Conflict Task Force.
IUCN Resolution on Human-Wildlife Conflict and Coexistence
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.
Human-Wildlife Conflict in the UN CBD Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
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.
Information Document on developing indicators for a target on human-wildlife conflict in the framework.
Summary of key points regarding the inclusion of human-wildlife conflict in the framework.