The inaugural Pathways to Success: Integrating Human Dimensions into Fish and Wildlife Management Conference and Training took place in Estes Park, Colorado September 28 – October 2, 2008. This and the subsequent four conferences in 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016 were highly successful; each offered hundreds of research presentations by attendees from all around the globe. The diversity of high quality presentations, enthusiastic participation of trainers and training participants and the engaging dialogue across national, state and institutional boundaries all have helped to make this event truly remarkable. The conference is international in scope with 30+ different countries represented at past conferences. Based on positive input received from attendees, we continue to reach out to a diverse audience to increase professionalism and effectiveness in the human dimensions of fisheries and wildlife management field. 2017 will be the sixth year of Pathways, and a return to Estes Park!
Pathways 2016 Conference Re-Cap
Pathways 2016 in Nanyuki, Kenya was the fifth international Pathways conference. Pathways Kenya was an international gathering of 200+ scientists (mostly from academia but also from NGO and government agencies) and practitioners (NGO leadership, government wildlife management agency employees, ranchers/pastoralists involved in conservation, etc.) from 27 countries. ONE Health was a major focus with a full ONE Health track and several ONE Health focused plenary speakers. The conference offered sessions ranging from human-wildlife conflict to wildlife governance and community-based conservation. The Mount Kenya Safari Club proved to be a unique and memorable venue with decadent meals, incredible views, and plenty of wildlife. Pathways Kenya was a lively conference where participants shared their experiences and debated conservation strategies.