The center specializes in working with various stakeholders worldwide to improve human-wildlife coexistence and reduce conflicts.

Undergraduate and graduate students are trained to increase capacity in human-wildlife interaction management and resolutions.

We provide information through journals and practical landowners/land manager guides, extension publicaionts, and other informational material.

The center offers continuing education and development opportunities for wildlife professionals.

We assist clientele and the general public.

Throughout civilization, humans and wildlife have co-existed. This coexistence has over time resulted in numerous conflicts, ranging from crop damage to human health and safety. The Center for Human-Wildlife Conflicts at Mississippi State University finds resolutions for these conflicts, through research, education and outreach. The Center is the first among research-oriented land grant universities.


Wild Hogs
Wild Hogs
The most common damage is rooting, resulting in destruction of crops, pastures, and forest vegetation.
Asian Carp
Asian Carp
Silver carp and other Asian carp are spreading in the U.S., causing environmental damage and can be serious hazard to boaters.
Avian Influenza
Avian Influenza
Avian Influenza not only infects wild populations of birds such as shorebirds and waterfowl but they also infect domestic poultry.
Bat White-nose Syndrome
Bat White-nose Syndrome
Bats save us billions of dollars every year in agriculture by helping us mitigate expenditures on pest control.
When Wildlife Attacks
When Wildlife Attacks
The US Department of State issued a summary of global human-animal conflicts.
Cooperator Spotlight

Cooperator Spotlight