COURSE DESCRIPTION: Management of human-wildlife conflicts is considered to be one of the most challenging tasks for wildlife management agencies around the world. Like all real-world problems, addressing human-wildlife conflict requires transdisciplinary thinking and combining knowledge in new and interesting ways. During this 5-week course, participants will learn about the human-wildlife conflicts occurring around the globe (with a focus on wolves, bears, leopards, tigers, and elephants), how these conflicts are managed, and how ideal conflict management strategies can be developed. Dr. Can blends scientific evidence of several academic disciplines (e.g., ecology, wildlife management, psychology, cognitive neuroscience) and 25 years of real-world experience to help participants develop a deep understanding of human-wildlife conflicts and will equip them with the practical skills necessary to develop human-wildlife conflict management plans.
TOPICS & SCHEDULE: See course ad: https://www.centerforwildlifestudies.org/courses/hw-conflict-online-2021
DATES: August 9 - September 10, 2021
FORMAT: Students will learn by (1) attending lectures, (2) critically examining the uniquely curated course material (peer reviewed articles, gray literature, videos), (3) working on individual and small group assignments, and (4) following and participating in group discussions.
COST: Early Bird fee (ends June 1st): $1,500 professional / $1,200 student
*Academic credit (3 undergraduate or graduate) available from College of the Atlantic for an additional $450
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT: Attendance at this course has been pre-approved by The Wildlife Society for 35.5 CEUs in Category I of the Certified Wildlife Biologist® Renewal program and Category I of the Professional Development Certificate program. See our continuing education credit page for details.
SCHOLARSHIPS: Full and partial scholarships are available to participants from countries designated as “lower income” and “lower middle income” in the World Bank List of Economies. Please email us directly to apply: email@example.com
PREREQUISITES: None. This course is designed for anyone who is interested in developing a holistic understanding of human-wildlife conflict and conflict management.