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Human-Wildlife Interaction-conflicts and resolutions application

Location: Hulla Valley, Israel

Course dates: January 23-28,2022

Registration deadline: November 30, 2021

Course Instructors: Dr. Rona Nadler Valency and Dr. Alistair Bath

Dr. Rona Nadler Valency, Tel-Hai College. veterinarian and chief of Agamon wildlife rehabilitation center.

Dr. Alistair Bath, Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada.

Professor Bath is a leading researcher of human-wildlife conflicts and human dimensions in natural resource management, member of the wolf reintroduction in Yellowstone and the IUCN/SSG Large Carnivore Initiative for Europe.

 Course Overview

Human Dimensions (HD) research is a broad field of exploring human-wildlife interactions by understanding attitudes, beliefs, values, behavioral intentions, and behaviors. Such research can help conservation managers understand public attitudes toward various species or habitats. HD studies can focus on identifying types of conflict, the first step toward conflict resolution.

This intensive field course will focus on HD in biodiversity resource management and more broadly how to work with people to achieve conservation. The workshop will cover the human dimension approach from a research perspective as well as the applied human dimension facilitated workshop approach developed and implemented by Alistair worldwide. Students will understand HD within the context of public involvement, practice; facilitation skills, strategic planning, conflict resolution and consensus building for successful resolution of human, wildlife and natural resource conflict challenges.

This course is a good fit for third year students in natural and environmental sciences, research scientists and professionals in the field of nature conservation who wish to deepen their knowledge in a novel and relevant academic and applied science field which addresses common issues with human-wildlife interactions.

Eligibility

  • The workshop will be taught in English and is intended for graduate students, postdocs, research scientists and industry representatives.
  • Students can obtain two credit points subject to the approval of their home institution.

Application instructions

To apply, please fill out the application form. No fees are due until you are accepted to the workshop:

https://openforms.telhai.ac.il/en/form/application

 

Payment

Registration Fee (non-refundable)$20 USD
Students and Postdocs$350 USD
Industry / Other$650 USD

 

Cancellation policy

Cancellation of participation until July 1st– 100% refund, (less bank transfer/credit card fees and application fees)

Cancellation of participation between July 1st-July 23 – 50% refund (less bank transfer/credit card fees and application fees)

Cancellation of participation after July 23 – no refund.

Please note that the cancellation notice should be submitted in writing to spectroscopy@m.telhai.ac.il and approved by email by the workshop team.

Registration and payment – relevant link will be sent to the applicants by email.

*Opening of the workshop is subject to a minimum number of participants.

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