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Subject: DEADLINE APPROACHING: New Approaches to Conservation Conflicts Symposium (Call for Abstracts)

The deadline for abstract submissions for presentations at CTEC's annual research symposium is fast approaching.  Please submit your abstract for this year's symposium on "New Approaches to Conservation Conflicts" to by Tuesday January 17th, 2017.   You can find more information about the symposium goals and submission guidelines below.



The Center for Tropical Ecology 

and Conservation

announces the annual symposium and call for abstracts:

New Approaches to Conservation Conflicts

Saturday, April 15th, 2017


Antioch University New England

Keene, New Hampshire


Human-wildlife conflicts and conflicts between people about wildlife and conservation are serious obstacles to wildlife conservation programs worldwide.  Conservation conflicts are increasing and need to be managed in order to minimize negative impacts on biodiversity, human well-being, and human livelihoods.  In order to create and maintain socially just and sustainable conservation programs it is imperative that conservation researchers, professionals, educators, and students explore new approaches to conservation conflicts.


The purpose of this symposium is to bring together researchers, professionals, educators, and students to learn about and become involved in the application of new approaches to conservation conflicts. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about conservation conflict transformation, bridging conflicts between agriculture and conservation, managing human-wildlife conflicts,  reducing conflicts over land use and biodiversity, reducing human conflicts that undermine conservation and wildlife management, how culture ties into wildlife management and conservation, and how indigenous rights relate to conservation and conservation conflicts.


Call for Abstracts:


The Center for Tropical Ecology and Conservation (CTEC) at Antioch University is currently accepting proposals for oral and/or poster presentations that address the following goals: 


  • To give symposium attendees the opportunity to learn about new approaches to conservation conflicts and why managing and transforming conservation conflicts is important
  • To include perspectives about addressing conservation conflicts that address the social, economic, ecological, and political aspects of conservation programs
  • To understand how conflicts between land use and biodiversity conservation can be reduced through practices such as agroforestry and land-sharing 
  • To explore how culture ties into wildlife perspectives, agriculture and land use, and dependence on wildlife.
  •  To include perspectives on indigenous rights and how they relate to conservation and conservation conflicts  
  • To hear from experts who have researched or reviewed conservation conflict transformation and human-wildlife conflict management 
  • To hear from professionals and practitioners who have experience in transforming conservation conflicts, managing human-wildlife conflicts, and reducing conflicts over land use and biodiversity conservation


Submission Guidelines:


For each submission (multiple submissions considered) please include:


1.    The symposium goal you wish to address

2.   A 300 word or less abstract outlining presentation goals

3. Complete contact information: name, affiliation(s), address, phone number, and email 

4.  Proposed format of your presentation along with two to three potential discussion questions related to your submission


About CTEC:

The Center for Tropical Ecology and Conservation (CTEC) is a non-profit organization in the Environmental Studies Department at Antioch University New England which promotes the sustainable and just use of tropical ecosystems by training conservation leaders, conducting conservation research with partner organizations, and serving as an educational resource for the New England region. 


All submissions should be sent electronically to the CTEC Education Coordinator:

Meghan Hoskins

Subject line:  CTEC Symposium Submission 2017

Deadline Extended: 17 January 2017 (or until spaces are full)

Meghan Hoskins <>
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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