Conference Postponed

In light of the continued and rapidly developing global novel coronavirus (COVID-19) unfortunately we have had to take the decision to postpone the International Conference on Human-Wildlife Conflict in Oxford. The conference has been rescheduled to 28 – 30 September 2020.

Considering uncertainties for international travel and restrictions for large events, it is likely that this conference will be postponed to early/mid 2021. Further information will be confirmed soon and posted here and via the conference mailing list and social media once a new date has been confirmed.

Human–Wildlife Conflict

Human-wildlife conflict (HWC) occurs when animals pose a direct and recurring threat to the livelihood or safety of people, leading to the persecution of that species. Retaliation against the species blamed often ensues, leading to conflict about what should be done to remedy the situation.
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Conference Aims

Human-wildlife conflict is one of the most pressing threats to biodiversity conservation and achievement of sustainable development. These conflicts threaten the healthy co-existence of people and wildlife and undermine conservation efforts. Collaboration across disciplines and sectors is needed in this to address human-wildlife conflicts world-wide.
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International Conference on Human–Wildlife Conflict and Coexistence


The conference will be held in Oxford, UK, at the Examination Schools – an iconic building that is part of the University of Oxford, located in the heart of the city.
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Immerse yourself in Oxford tradition by staying at one of Oxford University’s colleges, with their quadrangles, gardens and iconic architecture.
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