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Project Coyote, a national non-profit organization based in Northern California, is a North American coalition of scientists, educators, ranchers and citizen leaders promoting compassionate conservation and coexistence between people and wildlife through education, science and advocacy.

They publish regular newsletters, a blog and other articles You will find their website here.

And below, we feature excerpts from their posts. You can read the whole articles via the links listed.

Watch Project Coyote’s new exposé about wildlife killing contests, which are events wherein contestants win prizes and awards for killing the most or largest of a given species.

Targeted animals include coyotes, foxes, wolves, bobcats, prairie dogs, crows and even rattlesnakes. Interviews with prominent social and ecological scientists, ranchers, hunters, public officials and Native Americans disprove the claims used to perpetuate these killing contests.

The film also highlights a successful model of grassroots campaigning that led to California prohibiting prizes and other inducements for killing coyotes, bobcats, foxes and other wildlife as part of a contest, derby or tournament.

In the News • Media Releases • Coyote Chronicles

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Your voice is needed to compel the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) to comply with state law regarding trapping fees and to help protect wolves in California from night-hunting and indiscriminate traps!

Get more information here.

Dear Friend of Wildlife,

Too often, the knee-jerk response to the presence of a predator in our midst is lethal.

compassionateCoexistanceFrequently, the killing method is indiscriminate, which means that the victim is not necessarily the intended target. This was the case recently when a family dog was almost strangled by a neck snare set to capture a coyote in the middle of Los Angeles. The snare was set by a pest control firm hired by a homeowners association (HOA) in the city’s Tarzana neighborhood. Thanks to the work of Project Coyote’s Southern California representative Randi Feilich, all of those snares have been pulled and the management of the HOA that ordered their placement is now distributing Project Coyote brochures and information about our Coyote Friendly Communities program throughout that LA neighborhood.

Nearby in Malibu, P-45 – A mountain lion who preyed on livestock was slated to be killed until a public uproar convinced the livestock owner not to pull the trigger.

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