SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in expenses were omitted from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s recent estimate of the cost of running the state’s commercial animal-trapping program, according to a new review of the department’s economic analysis by two conservation groups.read more
KILLING GAMES ~ Wildlife In The Crosshairs selected as Best Short / 1st Place by Animal Film Festival
KILLING GAMES ~ Wildlife In The Crosshairs, Project Coyote’s campaign documentary exposing the barbaric practice of wildlife killing contests, was selected as Best Short / 1st Place at the upcoming Animal Film Festival taking place on February 17 in Grass Valley, California.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.