Conservation conflicts are an ongoing issue in biodiversity conservation. As human population grows and expands, so do pressures on biodiversity, and conflicts in conservation are expected to increase not only in number but also in intensity, challenging modern conservation. Despite all this, conflicts in conservation remain overlooked and its management has often been oversimplified.

This project will study conservation practice through the assessment of past conflict management interventions globally that revolved around wildlife species, and aims to understand, minimise and effectively manage conservation conflicts within social ecological systems. The results of this project will deliver important insights and recommendations that may be of use to improve management of conservation conflicts, wildlife and biodiversity and to guide the design of conflict-sensitive conservation interventions.

Funding: APA (Australian Postgraduate Award)

Advisors: Assoc Prof James WatsonProf Steve Redpath, Dr Morena Mills, and Dr Karen Mustin

 

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