iCWild is a research led interdisciplinary team of academics, who in partnership with NGOs, local government and civil society are dedicated to understanding and mitigating conservation conflicts. Conservation conflicts include conflicts between wildlife and people within communities over limited resources (e.g. livestock, crops, natural resources) and between community members and other stakeholders on how best to manage or mitigate these conflicts.
Sustainable conservation policy requires strong ecological and social foundations. iCWild challenges the divide between the social and natural sciences and between local and scientific knowledge as it strives to understand and ultimately guide the realignment between humans and the natural systems we depend on. We co-operate with diverse stakeholder groups and policy makers to promote evidence-based collective understandings and solutions that are socially acceptable and supportive of sustainable development.