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ICWDM is a non-profit, grant funded site that provides research-based information on how to responsibly handle wildlife damage problems.
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WHAT IS WILDLIFE DAMAGE MANAGEMENT (WDM)?
Wildlife damage management is an activity that seeks to
balance the needs of human activity with the needs of
wildlife to the mutual enhancement of both.
Sometimes the solution to an animal-human conflict
requires the human to change his or her behavior. Other times, the
solution is to change the animal's behavior. Various tools and
strategies are used to reduce human-animal conflict, such as
behavior modification, repellents, exclusion, habitat modification,
relocation, lethal control etc.
As can be seen from this site, wildlife damage
management is truly a diverse and complex field. We trust this site
will help you discover the best way to manage your wildlife-human
conflict for the betterment of both.
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point