E-Conference on biodiversity conflicts

Short electronic conference
When 11 May, 2009 08:00 AM to
15 May, 2009 05:00 PM
Where Cyberspace
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Contact Phone +44 (0) 13 14 45 85 22
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The aim of this short e-conference (from the 11th-15th May 2009) is to better understand the conflicts currently affecting biodiversity in the UK and to learn and share experiences from scientists and practitioners from across Europe regarding ways in which to manage such conflicts.

Conflicts between the conservation of biodiversity and other human activities occur in all habitats and can impact severely upon socio-economic and biological parameters. In a changing environment with increasing pressures on biodiversity, these conflicts are likely to increase in importance and magnitude and negatively affect biodiversity and human well-being. It is therefore imperative to better understand the causes of these conflicts and ways forward to manage them effectively.

Contributions are welcomed on new literature or direct experience of recent or ongoing conflicts, conflict management measures, and any gaps in knowledge regarding the following topics:

  • Conflicts related to agricultural and forestry practices (driven by policy developments)
  • Conflicts linked to conservation policy including the designation and management of protected areas, and the protection of particular species and habitats
  • Conflicts linked to other sectoral activities such as water management, energy sources, housing, mining and recreational activities.

The results of the e-conference will be compiled and distributed to all e-conference participants and will contribute to a Natural Environment Research Council 'Living with Environmental Change' programme review on biodiversity conflicts.

To participate, please either contact Juliette Young on jyo@ceh.ac.uk, or register directly at the e-conference website. If you have problems registering, just let Juliette know.

The organisers would be very grateful  if you could forward these details to anyone you think might be interested in taking part.


Juliette Young, Allan Watt and Dave Carss (CEH Edinburgh)

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