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 Issues Brief on Human-Wildlife Conflict

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This IUCN Issues Brief on Human-Wildlife Conflict explains what the issue is, why it is important and what can be done.

 

IUCN (2022). Human-wildlife conflict. Issues Brief by IUCN.

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Perspectives on Human-Wildlife Coexistence

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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.

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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

The IUCN SSC Human-Wildlife Conflict Task Force's recommendations on the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.

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IUCN SSC HWCTF (2021) Information document on the inclusion of a target on Human-wildlife conflict in the framework. IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Human-Wildlife Conflict Task Force.

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IUCN SSC HWCTF (2022). Information document on developing indicators for a target on human-wildlife conflict in the framework. IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Human-Wildlife Conflict Task Force.

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IUCN SSC HWCTF (2022). Summary of key points regarding the inclusion of human-wildlife conflict in the framework. IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Human-Wildlife Conflict Task Force.

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IUCN SSC HWCCSG (2022). Information document and discussion summary regarding the indicator for Human-Wildlife Conflict in Target 4. IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Human-Wildlife Conflict & Coexistence Specialist Group.

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