Seminars, Trainings and Conferences

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Pathways Europe 2022: Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conference

Sharing Landscapes

October 9-12, 2022 | Wageningen International Congress Center | Wageningen, The Netherlands

Submissions now open!

For Pathways Europe 2022, we are partnering with Wageningen University and Research to address the theme, Sharing Landscapes. As human pressures and wildlife populations increase in many regions in Europe and around the world, nature reserves are not sufficient for successful conservation. The need to share landscapes between humans and wildlife presents a major societal challenge. This calls for understanding human-wildlife interactions in complex spatial contexts to attune societal land use needs and wildlife habitat needs. The urgency to make this work has again been emphasized with the emergence of new dynamic social movements, such as the climate action marches of European youth, or the extinction rebellion movement. These movements are gaining attention and momentum and are requesting drastic transformation of policy and governance guiding our relationships with the natural world. For Pathways Europe 2022, we will explore the crucial question: how can we share landscapes in ways that are beneficial for both humans and wildlife in times of species extinction, climate change, and social injustice?

For more information on Pathways Europe, visit our website here.

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Tourism Naturally Online Conference 2022

Protected Areas, Tourism, and a Changing World

October 26-27, 2022 | Virtual-Only

This conference’s theme focuses on the fact that nature and human well-being are inextricably linked – neither will be achieved without the other. Protected areas are a beacon of hope and support for mental and physical health for those with access, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. For those without access, it is clear that more work needs to be done on accessibility, especially for marginalized communities. In some parts of the world, total closure of protected areas to visitation has led to the collapse of local economies and rapid job losses. With the loss of jobs and opportunity, protected areas have seen spikes in illegal extraction activities – dramatic shifts that are also happening amid global climate change, deterioration in global human health, economic uncertainty, and a global population increasingly disconnected from nature.

On the first day of the virtual conference, October 26, 2022, we will host plenary talks and plenary panels. These inspiring industry leaders will enlighten us on varying aspects of the nature-based tourism and protected area management industries while sharing dynamics of their industry niches.

On the second day, October 27, 2022, we will focus on student engagement and connection with time for networking, panels, presentations, and more. See the attached preliminary program for more information on the Tourism Naturally Online Conference.

Register now for the free Tourism Naturally Online Conference or visit our website here for more information.

COVID-19 UPDATES – Pathways: Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conferences 

The Pathways team is  closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it is having around the globe. At this time the following updates have been made to our schedule:

Pathways 2021 – Postponed to May 1-4, 2022

Pathways: Life Without Salmon? has been postponed from September 19-22, 2021, to May 1-4, 2022. The conference will be held as planned at the Kitsap Conference Center in Bremerton, Washington. We are offering both in-person and virtual registration both for conference attendees and presenters.

If you have questions regarding the status of Pathways, please contact our team at wcnr_hdnr_Pathways@Mail.colostate.edu. 

Pathways Europe 2020 – Postponed to October 9-12, 2022

Pathways: Sharing Landscapes has been postponed to October 9-12, 2022. The conference will be held as planned at the Wageningen International Congress Centre in Wageningen, The Netherlands. We are offering both in-person and virtual registration both for conference attendees and presenters.

If you have questions regarding the status of Pathways, please contact our team at wcnr_hdnr_Pathways@Mail.colostate.edu. 

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Pathways 2023

Managing Wildlife in an Era of Mutualism

May 31 – June 3, 2023 | Colorado State University | Fort Collins, CO

This year’s conference theme is “Managing Wildlife in an Era of Mutualism.” With this in mind, we will be exploring wildlife viewing, wildlife interactions, and human-wildlife conflict through the lens of mutualism.

In pursuit of Pathways’ mission of increasing the professionalism and effectiveness in the human dimensions of wildlife management field, we continue to address the most pressing issues facing conservation efforts today. We invite your perspectives on this critical topic.

Registration coming soon! Visit the website to stay informed.