Managing human-wildlife conflict in a rapidly changing climate

August 4, 2021

by Dr Alexandra Zimmermann and Dr James Stevens. Featured in the IUCN Congress Newsletter.

“The conservation of biodiversity is unfortunately all too often about managing conflicts. Tensions arise from access to land, competition for resources, which in turn are exacerbated by disputes over managing wildlife, protected areas, struggles over inequalities, livelihoods, development, and human rights. Conflicts in biodiversity conservation take many shapes and forms and include those that involve direct negative encounters between wildlife and people. Often referred to as human-wildlife conflicts, this particular type of conflict is becoming much more frequent, serious and widespread and a global concern for conservation and local sustainable livelihoods and development.” Continue reading here.