Conference Postponed to September 2020

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 to 28-30 September 2020.

In expecting 600 delegates, from 80 countries, we are very much concerned for the health and safety of all our participants, and the uncertainties related to travel and logistics over the next few weeks that the global coronavirus situation presents. We very much regret the significant inconvenience this creates for many.

Further information about options in relation to the postponement, and all news as it develops can be found on the conference website. You can also contact us and find updates via our Twitter and Facebook media pages.


If you are a registered delegate, please click here to let us know whether you will be joining us in September, or whether you would like a refund for your registration. Note that cancelled spaces will be made available to our waiting list.

If you are not a registered delegate and would like to be added to the waiting list for registration spaces, please also click here.


If you have booked accommodation through the conference website or directly with any of the colleges of Oxford University, please check your booking details and cancellation policy as soon as possible: most will offer a full or nearly full refund on your booking if you cancel within the given refund notice period.   


We encourage delegates to contact travel providers to enquire about options for flight changes or cancellations as soon as possible. The new conference dates will be posted on this website shortly. If you require a letter from the conference organisers to confirm the cancellation of the event, please contact us so we can assist you.

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