Pathways Europe 2022


PathwaysEurope_enHuman Dimensions of Wildlife Conference and Training

19-21 October, 2022, Wageningen, Netherlands

The Wageningen University and Research’s Cultural Geography Group and The Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources at Colorado State University are organizing another conference and training from the cycle: “Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conference and Trainin”, as part of the project “Pathways”. The conference «Pathways 2022» will be held from October 19-21, 2022 in Wageningen, the Netherlands.

Pathways is an international conference and training program designed to address the myriad issues that arise as people and wildlife struggle to coexist in a sustainable manner. Founded by Prof. Michael J. Manfredo and Prof. Jerry Vaske (Colorado State University), the program is designed to address the myriad issues that arise as people and wildlife struggle to coexist in a sustainable and healthy manner. Since its inaugural launch in the U.S. in 2008, Pathways has gained a reputation as being one of the leading conferences on the human dimensions of wildlife management in the world. 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.

Researchers and practitioners from both agencies and NGOs more than from 30 different countries regularly take part in the conference “Pathways”. The purpose of the Europe Pathways 2022 conference is to strengthen international cooperation in the management and conservation to wildlife conservation around the globe.

Conference topics:

  • Pathways to Co-Existence: Shared Landscapes
  • Diversity in Society: The Problem of Representation of Humans and Wildlife
  • Social-Ecological Systems as a Framework for Conservation Management
  • Management of Human-Wildlife Conflicts: Large Carnivores
  • Management of Human-Wildlife Conflicts: Other Species
  • Natural Resources and Conservation Stakeholders: Managing and Engagement

Organizing Committee

Maarten Jacobs, Assistant Professor, Wageningen University and Research

Boy van Droffelaar, Executive Coach Foundation of Natural Leadership

Michael J. Manfredo, Professor and Head, Colorado State University

Jerry Vaske, Professor, Colorado State University

Conference Planning Committee:

Paul Layden, Conference Director, Colorado State University, e-mail: <>

Emily LeBlanc, Conference Coordinator, Colorado State University, e-mail: <>

Maria de Wit, Local Conference Coordinator, Wageningen University and Research, e-mail:>

For questions, please contact by e-mail: <>

For more information on the conference, visit the website here >>