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The Center for Human-Carnivore Coexistence (CHCC), an academic institution housed at Colorado State University, is focused on integrating transformative science, education, and outreach to minimize conflict and facilitate coexistence between humans and carnivores.


To create landscapes globally that support sustainable carnivore populations and human endeavors with minimal conflict


To apply social-ecological science to understand where and how humans and carnivores can coexist and to develop approaches to reduce conflict


  • Conduct integrative and transformative social and ecological research on human-carnivore coexistence;

  • Provide student education and mentoring regarding the science and practice of human-carnivore coexistence;

  • Transform research into action to facilitate human-carnivore coexistence in the real world.