Sessions & workshops

Human-Wildlife Interactions: Coming from both sides

Workshop organized by
Dr. Lysanne Snijders
(Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Germany)
Dr. Tanja Straka (Department of Ecology, Ecosystem Sciences/ Plant Ecology, TU Berlin, Germany)
Dr. Sophia Kochalski (Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Germany)
Dr. Maarten Jacobs (Wageningen University and Research, Netherlands)

Co-existence between people and wildlife: What does it mean for humans but also for wildlife? With humans increasingly moving into habitats of wildlife and wildlife returning into previously used habitats, landscapes are getting more and more shared and interactions between humans and wildlife are unavoidable. How do we currently deal with these situations and how do we want to deal with them in the future? What management strategies exist beyond the extremes of lethal control or doing nothing, and should these be preferred? In this session, researchers and practitioners share their experiences and lessons learnt, followed by a panel discussion to explore perspectives from ‘both sides’ together and to set (new) research priorities.