Dr. Ozgun Emre Can
Postdoctoral Researcher


Wildlife Conservation Research Unit
Department of Zoology, University of Oxford 
Recanati-Kaplan Centre, Tubney House
Abingdon Road, Tubney, Oxfordshire, UK
OX13 5QL

Telephone: +44 1865 611100 
Fax: +44 1865 611101 

I am a conservation biologist interested in large carnivores and have conducted field studies on grey wolf, brown bear, striped hyena, leopard and European wildcat in Turkey. My work helped to improve the conservation status of large carnivores and promoted carnivore research and conservation in Turkey over the last 14 years. I and my teammates documented the presence of striped hyena in Turkey in 2001, and a new leopard subspecies for Turkey in 2009. I established the Carnivore Initiative for Turkey (CIT) in 2010 and collaborated with colleagues from universities and NGOs, worked with governments in the Caucasus and Middle East, and contributed to various efforts on the conservation of large carnivores in those regions. I am currently the co-chair of South Asia Brown Bear Expert Team of IUCN SSC Bear Specialist Group, member of IUCN SSC Wolf, Cat, Hyaena, Canid, Deer Specialist Groups and Human-Bear Conflict Expert Team of IUCN SSC BSG. My current research focuses mainly on human-large carnivore conflict, the concept of conflict and effects of conflict on conservation.