Living with wildlife: thinking beyond conflict
Conflicts between humans and wildlife over farmland crops and livestock are a major sustainability issue that causes biodiversity loss and threatens human livelihoods. To design effective tools that facilitate coexistence, we need to not only understand the biophysical environment but also the complexity of social factors that shape coexistence. To this end, useful insights can be gained by studying the dynamics of human-wildlife interactions in landscapes with different social-ecological characteristics. In this talk, I will draw on research from Eastern Europe, Ethiopia, and India to discuss opportunities and challenges for human-wildlife coexistence.