In this blog I’m featuring ‘Project Coyote’ because  I consider them to be one of the most innovative & progressive wildlife advocacy organization of our time. I’m impressed as you will be after reading about their work. 

Peter Coyote talks about Project Coyote in the following video:

What Is Project Coyote

Project Coyote,  a North American coalition of wildlife scientists, educators, predator- friendly ranchers and community leaders, promotes compassionate conservation and coexistence between people and wildlife. As a national non-profit organization based in Northern California, Project Coyote works to change negative attitudes toward coyotes, wolves and other native carnivores by replacing ignorance and fear with understanding, respect and appreciation. All of our work — through education, science, and advocacy — strives to create fundamental and systemic changes in the ways wild carnivores are viewed and treated in North America. www.projectcoyote.org

  
Why Coyotes?

As the most persecuted native carnivore and a species that has existed in North America since the Pleistocene, the Coyote represents all misunderstood and exploited predators. Poisoned, trapped, aerial gunned and killed for bounties and in contests, an estimated 500,000 coyotes die every year in the U.S. alone — one per minute. Revered and respected by Native Americans for their intelligence and resilience, coyotes have much to teach us about the capacity to evolve and coexist in the face of rapid ecological and social change. www.projectcoyote.org

By changing attitudes toward coyotes, we replace fear and misconceptions with respect and appreciation for all native carnivores as ambassadors for healthy and sustainable ecosystems.  ~Project Coyote 

Project Coyote seeks to stop the wanton and cruel killing of predators across North America, to reform predator management, to create successful models of coexistence, and to inspire the next generation to care for Wild Nature:

Champion progressive management and conservation policies and practices that reduce human-wildlife conflict;

Develop, field-test, and promote models of coexistence in urban, rural, and wild settings;

Support innovative scientific research leading to lasting solutions;

Work to implement laws and policies that protect coyotes and other native carnivores from cruelty and abuse;

Foster understanding and respect for the role of keystone apex predators in sustaining healthy and resilient ecosystems through education, science, and advocacy;

Work with educators and youth to instill a respect for wildlife and wildlands;

Partner to raise awareness of and appreciation for all native carnivores;

Collaborate to promote systemic change in how carnivores are viewed and treated;

Raise public awareness about how to coexist with carnivores and why they deserve our full respect and appreciation. www.projectcoyote.org

Project Coyote Vision

Project Coyote envisions a world where…
Human communities coexist synergistically and peacefully with wildlife;

Science empowers lasting solutions for resilient carnivore populations;

Native carnivores are valued for their critical ecological role and their intrinsic worth;

Children understand the value of Wild Nature;

Compassionate conservation drives wildlife stewardship. www.projectcoyote.org

Project Coyote Photograph

To learn more about how to contact Project Coyote click HERE