In addition to the International Conferences, the IBA also supports national and regional workshops, which can vary widely in their scope and topics. IBA generally collaborates with sponsors of these workshops, but official approval by the IBA is not required.
6TH INTERNATIONAL HUMAN-BEAR CONFLICTS WORKSHOP
PATHWAYS TO PROGRESS: CONNECTING PEOPLE, CONSERVING BEARS
Save the Date 16 – 20 October 2022
The Human-Bear Conflicts Workshop dates back to 1987, when a small, dedicated group of agency bear managers, educators and wildlife specialists met at Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories to focus on finding ways to better understand and manage conflicts between people and bears. That historic gathering was the beginning of a new path forward for both species. The Organizing Committee for the 6th is hard at work ensuring that this workshop will be one of the most informative, interactive, inspiring and useful ever.
The workshop’s unique format is designed to encourage participation and provide lots of opportunities for interaction with professional and community human-bear conflict specialists. Attendees leave with:
- A better understanding of the history, causes and current trends in human-bear conflicts
- New and proven methods of reducing human-bear conflicts
- Tools, techniques and tactics that work in the real world
Who should attend? Anyone involved with reducing human-bear conflicts on public lands, private lands and in communities, including field biologists and technicians, wildlife managers, community organizers, human dimensions researchers, conservation officers and the heads of government agencies.
Abstract Submission Guidelines
(Deadline is 1 May 2022)
Visit the Website https://humanbearconflicts.org/ for much more information.