World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Netherlands
Developing, compiling and writing the report on human-wildlife conflict (HWC) and coexistence for the global WWF network and UNEP, with aim to raise the profile and recognition of the topic on political levels, and to scale up on the professional and financial investment for HWC management and coexistence strategies.
The report was developed hand-in-hand with the WWF HWC working group, in close collaboration with about 20 WWF offices. More than 150 experts from 40 organisations in 27 countries were interviewed and their contributions integrated into the report. The report, A future for all - the need for human-wildlife coexistence, highlights that HWC is as much a development and humanitarian issue as a conservation concern and risks derailing the Sustainable Development Goals. The call to action emphasizes that if the world is to have a chance of meeting the SDGs by the 2030 deadline, HWC must be explicitly included in SDG implementation plans, as well as at the heart of the Convention on Biodiversity’s new framework. Managing HWC in this way can lead to opportunities and benefits not only for biodiversity and impacted communities, but for society, sustainable development, production, and the global economy at large.