As Sara Randazzo of the Wall Street Journal reports, “Animal-advocacy groups are attempting to abolish commercial fur trapping in California through a recently filed lawsuit that contends the state’s fees are illegally low.”read more
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— The Center for Biological Diversity and Project Coyote sued the California Fish and Game Commission and Department of Fish and Wildlife today for improperly managing and illegally subsidizing the state’s commercial trapping program.read more
Watch Project Coyote’s film trailer about our exposé of wildlife killing contests, which are events wherein contestants win prizes and awards for killing the most or largest of a given species.
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. We work to change laws and policies to protect native carnivores from abuse and mismanagement, advocating coexistence instead of killing.
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. Project Coyote seeks to stop the wanton and cruel killing of native carnivores, to reform predator management, to create successful models of coexistence, and to inspire the next generation to care for Wild Nature.
Since European colonists stepped foot on the North American continent, native carnivores have been viewed as a threat to livestock and to species humans hunt for food. Like Native Americans, carnivores have been brutally killed and bountied in an effort to eradicate their populations. As the most persecuted and maligned native predator, the coyote represents all misunderstood and exploited predators.
Do you have skills and interest in helping Project Coyote achieve its mission? Join our dedicated team of volunteers who give their time and talents to making this a better world for wildlife.