Pathways Europe 2020


Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conference and Training

20-23 September, 2020, Wageningen, Netherlands

The Wageningen University and Research’s Cultural Geography, Forest and Nature Conservation Policy and Sociology of Development and Change Groups and The Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources at Colorado State University are pleased to announce the Pathways Europe 2020: Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conference and Training  to be held in Wageningen, Netherlands, 20-23 September, 2020.

Pathways Europe is a part of the Pathways: Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conference and Training. 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, regularly attracting researchers more than from 30 different countries and practitioners from both agencies and NGOs. After a successful inaugural launch in Goslar, Germany in September 2018, Pathways Europe for another year of international collaboration and conversations critical 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

Birgit Elands, Assistant Professor, Wageningen University and Research

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

Jerry Vaske, Professor, Colorado State University

Conference Planning Committee:

Claire M. Nitsche, Event Coordinator, Colorado State University. For any enquires regarding the program, please contact: <>.

Wesley White, Communications Coordinator, Colorado State University. For all general inquiries, please contact: <>.

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