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Human-wildlife conflict resolution

The 2009 Autumn Symposium of The Mammal Society

at London Zoo, Regents Park, 20th– 21st November 2009

Human-wildlife conflict resolution

The 2009 Autumn Symposium of The Mammal Society

Friday 20th November


Saturday 21st November

Session 1: Conservation concerns

10.00-11.00 Keynote lecture. Steve Redpath.

Resolving conflicts with raptors

11.00-11.45 Coffee

11.45-12.15 Christian Gortázar and Ezio Ferroglio.

Implications of diseases for conservation

12.15-12.45 Mark Simmonds.

Resolving conflicts with cetaceans

12.45-14.15 Lunch

14.15-14.45 Ian Boyd.

Response of beaked whales to underwater noise

Session 2. Society and economics

14.45-15.15 Dominic Moran.

Evaluation for species reintroductions

15.15-16.00 Tea

16.00-16.30 Richard Bennett.

The political economy of bTB in Britain: a case study

of human-wildlife conflict resolution

16.30-17.00 Angela Cassidy.

Vermin, victims and disease: public controversy over

badgers and bovine TB in the UK

17.00-18.00 Wine reception

Sponsors of TMS Autumn Symposium 09

List of speakers

Session 3. Policy and Social values

10.00-11.00 Keynote lecture. Tom Tew, Matt Hayden and

Charles Wilson.

Wildlife conflict resolution in England: problems,

patterns and regulation

11.00-11.45 Coffee

11.45-12.15 Steve Yearley. Sociology of conservation controversies

12.15-12.45 Gareth Edwards-Jones.

Promoting adoption of conservation policies

12.45-14.15 Lunch

Session 2. Novel approaches

14.15-14.45 Justin Irvine, Stefano Fiorini, Rene Van der Waal,

Rehema White, Piran White, Steve Yearley, Helen

Armstrong and Brenda Mayle.

Developing adaptive frameworks for resolving

hunting and conservation conflicts: the role of

participatory GIS

14.45-15.15 Giovanna Massei, Dave Cowan and Graham Smith.

Can immunocontraception help to eliminate rabies

in feral dogs?

15.15-15.45 Tea

15.45-16.30 Sugoto Roy. Resolving conflicts with invasive nonnative

species on off-shore islands.

16.30-17.00 Kurt Vercauteren, Stewart Breck and Scott Werner.

Novel means of resolving human-wildlife conflict in

the USA

Professor Richard Bennett, School of Agriculture, Policy and Development,

University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 237, Reading, RG6 6AR, UK.

Professor Ian Boyd, Sea Mammal Research Unit, Scottish Oceans Institute, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 8LB, UK.

Dr Angela Cassidy, Institute of Food Research, Norwich Research Park, Colney, Norwich, NR4 7UA, UK.

Professor Gareth Edwards-Jones, School of the Environment & Natural Resources, University of Wales, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2UW, UK.

Dr Christian Gortázar, Instituto de Investigacion en Recursos Cinegeticos, IREC, Ronda de Toledo s. n., 13071 Ciudad Real, Spain.

Dr Justin Irvine, Macaulay Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, AB15 8QH, UK.

Dr Giovanna Massei, The Food and Environment Research Agency, Sand Hutton, York, YO41 1LZ, UK.

Dr Dominic Moran, Scottish Agricultural College, King's Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JG, UK.

Professor Steve Redpath, Aberdeen Centre for Environmental Sustainability, School of Biological Sciences, Tillydrone Avenue, Aberdeen, AB24 2TZ, UK.

Dr Sugoto Roy, The Food and Environment Research Agency, Sand Hutton, York, YO41 1LZ, UK.

Mr Mark Symmonds, Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, Brookfield House, 38 St Paul St., Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 1LJ, UK.

Dr Tom Tew, Natural England, 1 East Parade, Sheffield, S1 2ET, UK.

Dr Kurt Vercauteren, Wildlife Services/NWRC USDA/APHIS, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521, USA.

Professor Steve Yearley, School of Social and Political Science, 3.02 St John's Land, Holyrood Road, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.

Human-wildlife conflict resolution

The 2009 Autumn Symposium of The Mammal Society

at London Zoo, Regents Park, 20th– 21st November 2009


Scientific programme: The scientific programme will run from approx. 1000-1700 hrs on Friday

Registration will be from 0930 hrs

20th November and Saturday 21st November. Registration will be from 0930 hrs on Friday and


Saturday mornings.

Catering: The registration fee includes tea and coffee during the symposium In the interests and the of wine reception

on Friday m evening to which all delegates are invited. In the Hot interests and cold of food minimising and beverages the registration


fee, lunch is not provided. Hot and cold food and beverages can be purchased from food outlets

inside the zoo or you can bring your own packed lunch.

Entry to the Zoo: Registered delegates can enter the zoo free of charge in the lunch intervals during

the course of the symposium.



The Zoo's Meeting rooms are situated

on the Outer Circle of Regent's Park,

NW1 in between the Zoo’s car park

and its main gate but on the opposite

side of the road to the main gate.

By underground: The nearest

Underground station is Camden Town

(Northern Line). Follow the signs up

'Parkway' to the Zoo (12 minute walk).

By overland rail: The nearest aboveground

rail station is Euston. Take the

The nearest

Underground a (Northern Line) from

Euston to Camden Town.

By bus: Bus services run from Oxford

Circus and Baker Street (no.274) to

Ormonde Terrace. Pick up the C2 from Oxford Circus or Great Portland Street, to Gloucester Gate.

By car: (see map). Car parking is available in the Zoo's Gloucester Slips Car Park. This is normally £25

per day. Parking can be purchased at a reduced price (£10/day) in advance using the registration

Car parking is available in the Zoo's Gloucester Slips Car Park. This is

form – please include your car registration number if you request parking.

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Booking terms and Conditions

The Mammal Society takes great care to ensure that all events it runs are well

researched and venues and accommodation are reputable. The Mammal

Society however has no control over these facilities and is not responsible for

any problems that should occur. Personal insurance for personal equipment,

belongings and money is the responsibility of those booking and we accept no

liability for loss or damage to participants’ personal belongings.

Booking confirmation: To qualify for the members discount participants

should be individual members of The Society. The Mammal Society’s Affiliated

Groups may send two people to each event at the discounted members rate.

Places may not be reserved and payment should be in full.

Cancellation: If it is necessary for you to cancel your booking for whatever

reason, please inform The Mammal Society as soon as possible in writing.

Cancellation is effective from the date your letter is received at our office and

may be subject to cancellation charges as follows: In the case of all

cancellations an administration charge of 25% of the booking fee or £10

minimum will be made to cover administration costs. For cancellations made

up to 6 weeks before the start of the event a refund will be issued minus the

cancellation charge. No refund will be made for bookings cancelled less than

6 weeks before the event or for non attendance on the day except in

exceptional circumstances and then only at the discretion of The Mammal


Cancellation of events: In very rare exceptions it may be necessary to cancel

or modify an event. In these circumstances, participants will be informed as

soon as is possible and all participants will be offered a full refund.

A separate form (photocopies accepted) should be completed for each delegate

(a single payment covering multiple registration forms can be made if all registration forms are sent together)

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Daytime Telephone No

E-mail (print clearly)




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A delegates’ list of attendees’ names and, where appropriate, organisations will be given out in the

delegates’ pack. If you DO NOT wish your name to appear on this list please tick the box.

Please tick appropriate box.

Members of The

Mammal Society Non-members Students

Friday 20th November only ■ @ £55 pp ■ @ £65 pp ■ @ £45 pp

Saturday 21st November only ■ @ £55 pp ■ @ £65 pp ■ @ £45 pp

Friday 20th and Sat 21st together ■ @ £100 pp ■ @ £120 pp ■ @ £80 pp

Car parking @ £10 per day (all categories of delegate) ■ Friday 20th November ■ Saturday 21st November

Car registration number

Student registration: Undergraduates and postgraduates paying the reduced registration fee MUST enclose

a photocopy of their current NUS/university student ID card or other proof of current student status.

■ The Mammal Society will not pass your name and address to any other organisation. We may from time to time send you details about other activities of The

Mammal Society, including joint initiatives with other organisations and trading activities. If you would prefer not to receive such information, please tick the box.

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Send your completed booking form NO LATER THAN 30th OCTOBER 2009 to:

The Mammal Society Autumn Symposium, 3 The Carronades, New Road, Southampton SO14 0AA

Early booking is advisable, as previous Symposia have become fully booked very quickly.

If you have an enquiry, please contact us on 02380 237 874, or email

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