IUFRO Anniversary Congress Spotlight #53 - Humans and Wildlife: Sharing Space in a Crowded World
One of the reasons why Dr. Chabi Djagoun, of the Laboratory of Applied Ecology in Cotonou, Benin proposed this session is because the human-wildlife conflict has important consequences for local populations in terms of food security, macro- and micro-economies, safety, well-being and wildlife conservation.
Climate change, for example, can deeply modify the co-existence of humans and wildlife. In developing countries with a greater dependence on natural resource-based livelihoods, this can impact the socio-economic status of communities, hamper progress towards development goals and present an overall threat to sustainable development.
The session will discuss efforts to reduce human-wildlife conflict (HWC) and ways to harmonize peaceful co-existence between them to preserve biodiversity, including threatened wildlife populations, and to ensure sustainable use of ecosystem services.
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