Wildlife Human Conflicts
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. Each year, these events cause billions in economic losses and are a substantive source of environmental damage that impairs ecological function of natural and managed systems. The Center for Human Wildlife Conflicts at Mississippi State University is a research and outreach program that attempts to find resolutions for these conflicts, through research, education and outreach. The Center is the first land-grant-based center in the United States devoted solely to facilitating human-wildlife coexistence through sound research and the education of citizens.
The Center for Human Wildlife Conflicts at Mississippi State University specializes in:
- working with various stakeholders worldwide to improve human-wildlife coexistence and reduce conflicts
- training undergraduate and graduate students to increase capacity in human-wildlife interaction management and resolution
- providing information through journals and practical landowners/land manager guides, extension publications, and other informational material
- offering continuing education and development opportunities for wildlife professionals
- assisting clientele and the general public
Our mission is to conduct research, provide educational outreach to various publics, and promote undergraduate and graduate education concerning both the resolution of human-wildlife and human-plant conflicts.