WildCRU to co-host 2020 International Conference on Human-wildlife Conflict and Coexistence
Dr Alexandra Zimmermann, Chair of the IUCN SSC Human-Wildlife Conflict Task Force, and WildCRU Director Professor David Macdonald are pleased to announce that we will be co-organising an international conference on human-wildlife conflict and coexistence in Oxford in April 2020, together with IUCN and the Global Wildlife Program of the World Bank.
The conference will be an international event aiming to bring together researchers, community leaders, government representatives and participants from academic, non-profit, and private sectors from around the world. The programme will include scientific presentations, discussions and learning platforms of interest to practitioners, policy makers, donors and community leaders alike. It will be an interdisciplinary conference, seeking participation from diverse fields such as ecology, animal behaviour, psychology, law, conflict analysis, mediation and peacebuilding, international development, economics, anthropology, and many more.
The conference will be held at the University of Oxford’s Examination Schools, on 1 – 3 April 2020. Information about calls for symposia, workshops, and abstracts for presentations, as well as registration fees and deadlines, will be posted on the website and circulated via social media and email lists over the coming months. We are working towards making a number of grants available for individuals who may need financial assistance with travel, registration, or accommodation.
For further information and updates follow us on twitter at @WildCRU_Ox. or @hwctf and check http://www.hwctf.org/conference.