CSPS Symposium: Towards Convivial Conservation? Governing Human-Wildlife Relations in the ‘Anthropocene’ (CONVIVA)

Programme

08:45 – 09:00 COFFEE/TEA
09:00 – 09:15 OPENING/WELCOME: CONVIVA by Bram Büscher and Rob Fletcher, Sociology of Development and Change, Wageningen University & Research
09:15 – 10:30 SESSION I: Relating Humans and Wildlife
Nature-based tourism and indigenous communities in the Brazilian Pantanal: between representations of biodiversity and biocultural diversity by Koen Arts, Forest and Nature Conservation, Wageningen University & Research
Institutional Arrangements for Conservation, Development and Tourism in Eastern and Southern Africa by René van der Duim, Cultural Geography, Wageningen University & Research
The importance of emotions in human-wildlife relationships by Maarten Jacobs, Cultural Geography, Wageningen University & Research
Carnivores, colonisation and conflict: how to subjugate a nation and its wildlife by Niki Rust, Research Associate, Newcastle University
10:30 – 10:45 COFFEE/TEA BREAK
10:45 – 12:00 SESSION II: Human-wildlife co-existence in practice I
Designing wild-user friendly conservation technologies for animals by Clemens Driessen, Cultural Geography, Wageningen University & Research
Behavioural Ecology and Wildlife Conservation by Marc Naguib, Behavioral Ecology, Wageningen University & Research
Living with the wolf: A Luhmannian perspective to human-wildlife conflict in Redes Natural Park, Spain by Isabeau Ottolini and Arjaan Pellis (Cultural Geography) and Jasper de Vries (Strategic Communication), Wageningen University & Research
Human-bear cohabitation in Rodopi mountains, Bulgaria by Svetoslava Toncheva, Comparative Folklore Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
12:00 – 13:00 LUNCH (in Orion cafeteria)
13:00 – 14:15 SESSION III: Human-wildlife co-existence in practice II
Managing human-wildlife conflicts: examples from WWF programmes by Femke Hilderink-Koopmans, World Wildlife Fund, The Netherlands
Re-examining wildlife management: Living with bears and boars by Susan Boonman-Berson, Independent Researcher, www.bearatwork.org
Balancing with the Wolfs? Institutional change in dealing with large carnivores in Törbel (Switzerland) by Ariane Zangger, Department of Anthropology, University of Bern, Switzerland
What do animals tell us about poaching? by Frank van Langevelde, Resource Ecology, Wageningen University & Research
14:15 – 15:30 SESSION IV: Species, entanglements and politics
Landscape as a trap: tracing duck decoys as multi-species living machines by Eugenie van Heijgen, Cultural Geography, Wageningen University & Research
Global conservation, local negotiation: a case of Barnacle geese by Yulia Kisora, Cultural Geography, Wageningen University & Research
The Apex-Handbag: From egg-gathering natives via croc-farmers to the distributers of quality leather in a global market by Samuel Weissman, Department of Anthropology, University of Bern
The dynamic and two dimensional nature of human-wildlife relations: Learnings from a biosocial study on human-tiger interactions from Panna Tiger Reserve, India by Shekhar Kolipaka, World Wildlife Fund, The Netherlands
15:30 – 15:45 COFFEE/TEA BREAK
15:45 – 17:00 SESSION V: CON-VIVA Project Case Studies
Jaguar Conservation, Brazil by Katia Ferraz, Forest Science Department, University of São Paulo
Grizzly Bear Reintroduction, US (California) by Peter Alagona, Departments of History and Geography, University of California – Santa Barbara
Lion Conservation, Tanzania by Amy Dickman, Wildlife Conservation Research, Oxford University
Grey Wolf Conservation, Finland by Anja Nygren, Development Studies, University of Helsinki
17:00 – 17:15 CLOSING

 

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