Animal Welfare Institute Funds New Strategies to Resolve Human-Wildlife Conflicts

The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) has announced eight recipients of its Christine Stevens Wildlife Award. The award provides individual grants of up to $15,000 to develop tools and strategies to reduce conflicts between wild animals and humans. The grant program has distributed more than one million dollars to ninety-one recipients so far, who have conducted research involving nearly every major group of nonhuman animal. The recipients promote non-lethal solutions to wildlife conflicts and humane methods to study wildlife, contributing to a growing body of scientific evidence. DJ Schubert, AWI’s wildlife biologist, said: “AWI is proud to fund such diverse, exciting research that has important welfare, financial, and safety benefits.”