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Human-Wildlife Interaction-conflicts and resolutions

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:

This workshop is intended for third year students, academics, and professionals in governmental and NGOs.

The course will be taught in English.

Students can obtain X credit points.

For further information please contact: hwi@m.telhai.ac.il

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