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