As society becomes more urbanized, public perceptions about wildlife and nature are increasingly being shaped by social media and/or encounters with wildlife and nature in urban centers. Recent surveys, however, suggest that more urban residents are having more negative experiences with wildlife. The phrase human–wildlife conflicts has been applied to these and other situations that involve any negative interactions between humans and wildlife. Urban residents have expressed an increased interest and involvement in programs that engage them in positive interactions with wildlife and nature in urban centers and the urban–wildland interface.
Messmer, Terry A.
"Call for Papers,"
Human–Wildlife Interactions: Vol. 11
, Article 15.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/hwi/vol11/iss3/15