We are pleased to share two new publications from the IUCN SSC Human-Wildlife Conflict Task Force.
1) 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.
Available in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
2) 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.
Both publications can be found on the Task Force’s new publications page here.