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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

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