Conference Programme

The conference programme will include contributions from a wide range of sectors and disciplines to share and discuss experiences, insights, research findings and ideas. There will be keynote presentations from leaders of communities living with wildlife, experts in peacekeeping, biodiversity, agriculture, policy, filmmaking and others, and a number of parallel sessions on the range of topics relevant to human-wildlife conflict.

Around 700 proposals in the form of abstracts and session suggestions were received for consideration, and around 300 of these will be included in the programme. Sessions of presentation and interactive discussions will focus on topics such as understanding the social dimensions, culture, politics and ecology of conflicts, working with financial instruments such as insurance, developing policy for HWC, working with the media, planning at landscape scales, analytical frameworks and conflict monitoring systems, community-led coexistence, and much more.

The Scientific Committee is currently building the full programme of the conference, the full details of which will be available nearer the dates of the conference.

The main conference will run from Monday 28th September to Wednesday 30th September from 9am to 6pm each day. There will be an ice-breaker reception on Sunday 27th September in the evening, and the main conference reception on 28th September. On 29th September there is an optional conference dinner, which can be booked alongside registration.

On Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September, we are offering a selection of short courses on various topics relevant to human-wildlife conflict. More information on these is available here. These can be booked on the registration page as optional additions.

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Conference Programme

Conference Aims

The International Conference on Human-Wildlife Conflict and Coexistence aims to:

  1. Facilitate dialogue and peer-to-peer learning across sectors and actors on the topic for partnerships and collaboration across people and institutions working on human-wildlife conflict.

  2. Generate interdisciplinary and shared understanding of the latest insights, technologies, methods, ideas, and information from the field of human-wildlife conflict, coexistence and interactions.

  3. Mainstream human-wildlife conflict as one of the top global priorities in biodiversity conservation and the Sustainable Development Goals for the next decade, catalysing opportunities for working together on national, regional or global policies and initiatives.

  4. Identify and develop a collective way forward for addressing knowledge and implementation gaps for effective efforts to reduce and manage human-wildlife conflict.


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