Wildlife conditioning interventions

Mapping the evidence on the effectiveness of conditioning interventions in reducing human-wildlife conflict

There are various ways that behavioural ecology can contribute to wildlife conservation. Here we are mapping the evidence for the effectiveness of animal conditioning interventions in reducing Human-Wildlife Conflict, in collaboration with WWF-Netherlands (see our peer-reviewed protocol). The overarching question of this project is: Can we teach wild animals to not consume particular resources? Systematic evidence synthesis does not only have the potential to contribute to policy and management decisions, but it also facilitates a more thorough and comprehensive understanding of animal behaviour principles.

We plan to also conduct systematic reviews on subsets of the evidence in the map. If you are interested in participating in this project or want to do your thesis on (a subset) of the data, please contact Dr. Lysanne Snijders.