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conservation conflict

Research Group

Tost Nature Reserve, South Gobi, Mongolia.

Conflicts are ubiquitous in conservation. Mostly they are damaging to the interests of conservation and to the lives and livelihoods of the people involved. Our research is focused on understanding these conflicts and exploring effective ways of managing them. We work on a diverse range of case studies around the world. Ultimately, our ambition is to find solutions that allow for coexistence between people and wildlife and deliver robust conservation outcomes.

CCRG emerged from conversations between researchers from the universities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Stirling along with the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. We all work on conflicts and set up this group in 2016 to support each other and our research and to help develop new ideas.



By Saloni Bhatia and Steve Redpath

Understanding positive and negative human response towards snow leopards and wolves in ladakh, India


By Zac Baynham-Herd, Nils Bunnefeld and Steve Redpath

Using experimental games to explore conflict interventions and inform management of elephant crop raiding in East Africa.

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