Conference on Human-Wildlife Conflict
- The conference was first held in 2003 and has been held every few years since then.
- The conference is organised by the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) at the University of Oxford.
- The conference brings together researchers, conservationists, and other experts from around the world to share knowledge and best practices for managing human-wildlife conflict.
- The conference has grown in popularity and attendance over the years, reflecting the increasing recognition of the importance of managing human-wildlife conflict for the conservation of biodiversity and the well-being of human communities.
- The conference collaborates with international organisations working in the field of wildlife conservation and conflict management. These organisations may include the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), World Wildlife Fund (WWF), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and others.
- Such collaborations strengthen the conference’s global network and enhance its impact on wildlife conservation policies and practices.
- The International Conference on Human-Wildlife Conflict and Coexistence was held in Oxford, the United Kingdom, which has brought hundreds of activists from 70 countries to discuss solutions to address Human-Wildlife Conflicts.
- The Conference was organised by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the UN Development Programme and several other organisations together.
- The Conference facilitates dialogue and peer-to-peer learning across sectors and actors on the topic for partnerships and collaboration across people and institutions working on human-wildlife conflict.
- Generate interdisciplinary and shared understanding of the latest insights, technologies, methods, ideas, and information from the field of human-wildlife conflict, coexistence and interactions.
- The Conference provides a platform for experts from the fields of “ecology, animal behaviour, psychology, law, conflict analysis, mediation, peacebuilding, international development, economics, anthropology and others to understand human-wildlife conflict through various viewpoints, learn from each other, and build new links and collaborations.
Content contributed by- Jeffrey V