People and Wildlife Initiative
Creating conservation solutions for living together
P&W is a partnership between WildCRU and Born Free Foundation, established in 2004 to provide a platform from which to address conflict resolution. Our combined skills and vast experience in conservation and working with local peoples brought a professional, multi-disciplinary approach to try to foster coexistences between people and wildlife. While WildCRU has been working chiefly on how animal populations tick, and on ways how to ensure their survival, Born Free has traditionally been more concerned with the welfare of individual animals.
In order to optimise resources and create greater synergies the P&W initiative is now joining forces with the IUCN SSC Human-Wildlife Conflict Task Force, a global advisory group of experts from a range of subjects working on interdisciplinary approaches to wildlife conservation.
We will be sharing with the HWCTF a network of more than 700 experts, managers, institutions and communities affected by conflict across the world that communicate through the P&W e-group. The HWCTF provides a library of resources on key topics and species and some of the resources previously offered by P&W will migrate to the library to offer all resources under one roof.