Human-Wildlife Conflict

Course Description

This course introduces issues of human and wildlife conflict both in historical context & current conservation. Explore solutions, including innovative & traditional agricultural practices, hunting & tourism as potential means of off-setting the cost of wildlife damage, & policy development at the local, regional, and national or international levels.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Define human-wildlife conflict & examine its importance in historical & modern-day conservation
  • Provide examples of human-wildlife conflict & solutions that have been both successful & unsuccessful in the field
  • Appreciate the importance of cultural context in the problem-solving approach to HWC
  • Perform a critical evaluation of the factors leading to HWC, through the use of case studies
  • Practice problem-solving and apply solutions to mitigate HWC
  • Apply forensics approaches to assist in investigations involving HWC