Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment

Symposium Human - Wildlife conflicts in Africa

Date: 27 October 2016
Location: Academiegebouw, Rapenburg 67-73, 2311 GJ Leiden

The symposium is organized by the department of Conservation Biology of the Institute of Environmental Sciences, Leiden University (CML), in honor of the retirement of

Hans_de_Iongh_picture Hans H. de Iongh

Hans de Iongh has been involved in conservation biology in the tropics since 1990. He was program coordinator of several university collaborations in Asia and Africa. He supervised research on large mammal conservation, human -wildlife conflicts, sustainable forest management and natural resource use. His main subject was large predators in relation to human-wildlife conflicts in Africa and Asia. Through his active role in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature(IUCN), he made an effort to contribute to the conservation of these magnificent animals. Besides his scientific work, he was also much involved in management, especially the participation for the trade union VAWO in the meetings (lokaal overleg) with the university board.


Lectures will take 15-20 minutes, with a discussion of 5-10 minutes, and will be held in English.

  • 12.45 - 13.15   welcome and coffee
  • 13.15 - 13.30   opening by the chair Prof.dr. Geert de Snoo
  • 13.30 - 14.00   prof. dr. Herbert Prins: Competition between large grazers and cattle in the African savanna
  • 14.00 - 14.30   dr. Pricelia Tumenta: Human - Large carnivores conflicts in Africa
  • 14.30 - 15.00   prof.dr. Gerard Persoon & Shekhar Kolipaka MSc: Little Africa in India: human-wildlife conflicts in Panna Tiger Reserve
  • 15.00 - 15.30   tea break
  • 15.30 - 16.00 Peter van Bodegom: Human – Wildlife Conflicts and Ecosystem Services
  • 16.00 - 16.30   dr. Rinny Kooi: Role of Trade Unions in universities
  • 16.30 - 17.00 Hans de Iongh: Visions on Human - Wildlife Conflicts in Africa and beyond
  • 17.00 - 17.15   summary by the chair
  • 17.15 - 19.00   reception in the Hortus
  • 19.00 - 22.00   dinner for invited guests

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