Project Coyote aims to create fundamental and systemic change in the way coyotes and other wild carnivores are viewed and treated in North America and we believe the media is pivotal to accomplishing this goal.
If you are from the news media and would like to schedule an interview, please call our headquarters office at 415-945-3232 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are on deadline and need immediate assistance, please call Project Coyote Executive Director, Camilla Fox at 415-690-0338 (cell) or Gina Farr, Project Coyote Communications Director at 415-453-4293.
Petition Seeks to Reform Secretive Federal Agency That Kills Millions of Wild Animals
Washington, DC — The Center for Biological Diversity and allies petitioned the Obama administration today to reform the federal wildlife-killing agency known as “Wildlife Services,” which kills nearly 1.5 million coyotes, bears, otters, foxes, birds and other animals each year without any requirement to disclose its activities to the public. The secretive killing — which includes aerial gunning, traps and exploding poison caps — has gone on for decades with little public oversight or rules requiring the use of the best available science or techniques to reduce the deaths of nontarget animals.
Coyote Coexistence Meetings Planned in Louisiana
Baton Rouge, Louisiana — The Louisiana Wildlife Rehabilitators Association (LAWRA) will be holding multiple public informational meetings across South Louisiana on citizen coyote co-existence over the next few weeks. LAWRA has become increasingly concerned about the use of coyote management techniques that have proven ineffective in other communities across the United States.
Coalition of Wildlife Conservation Organizations Praise Arcadia City Council’s
Unanimous Decision to End $30K Annual Contract to Snare & Kill Resident Coyotes
Arcadia, California — A coalition of national and local organizations including Project Coyote, the San Gabriel Friends of Wildlife, the Animal Welfare Institute, and the Angeles Chapter of Sierra Club praised the Arcadia City Council for their unanimous vote Tuesday night to end the city’s coyote trapping program by the end of the month.
Listen LIVE on Green960.com to Project Coyote's Founding Director, Camilla Fox on Saturday, March 13th at 10am in conversation with Helge Helberg on the show "An Organic Conversation." The episode- Into the Wild- includes JoAnn Baumgartner, Director of Wild Farm Alliance and Warren Weber Owner and operator of Star Route Farms
Airing nationally, the show will be uploaded to www.anorganicconversation.com and iTunes as a podcast.
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Also listen to Camilla in conversation with Mike Fry and Beth Nelson of Animal Wise Radio about Project Coyote & Coexisting with Coyotes:
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Nature Saskatchewan Passes Resolution Condemning Coyote Bounties
Scientists call on Nova Scotia to Stop Coyote Bounty
Saskatchewan — Scientists and conservationists praised Nature Saskatchewan’s membership for passing a groundbreaking resolution recognizing coyotes’ critical role in prairie ecosystems and condemning bounties and other mass coyote killing programs.
Victory Declared for Wildlife in Florida
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission votes UNANIMOUSLY for immediate ban on Coyote and Fox Penning
Lake Mary, Florida — Project Coyote and the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) declared a victory for wildlife, after the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) voted unanimously today to ban coyote and fox pens statewide. Penning involves sending packs of domestic dogs into a fenced-off enclosure to chase to exhaustion and often tear apart a captive coyote or fox.
Strong Call for Immediate Ban on Coyote and Fox Penning
Crucial Vote on June 23rd
Lake Mary, Florida — Project Coyote and the Animal Welfare Institute, (AWI) along with more than 60 prominent scientists, wildlife biologists, veterinarians, ethicists, and attorneys, have called on the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to abolish "penning" — the use of dogs to chase, maim and kill coyotes and foxes in confined areas — at its upcoming public meeting on June 23, 2010 near Orlando.
More than 60 Prominent Scientists, Ethicists, Veterinarians, and Attorneys Urge
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission to Ban Coyote and Fox Penning
Florida — Project Coyote and the Animal Welfare Institute, along with more than 60 prominent scientists, wildlife biologists, veterinarians, ethicists, and attorneys, have sent a formal letter urging the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to prohibit “penning” — the use of dogs to harass and kill coyotes and foxes in confined areas — and to ban trade in coyotes and foxes for such purposes. The issue will be discussed at a public FWC hearing in Apalachicola on February 17th.
Coalition Condemns Coyote Killing Tournament
as Ethically and Ecologically Indefensible (Maine)
Maine (December 30, 2009) – A national coalition of wildlife advocacy and conservation organizations representing more than 70,000 Maine citizens is calling for an end to a coyote killing tournament that is currently underway in northern Maine. Sponsored by the Jackman-Moose River Region Chamber of Commerce, the killing tournament began Dec. 16 and runs through Jan. 30, 2010. Prizes are awarded to those hunters who kill both the most coyotes and the largest individuals.
Coyote and Fox Live Bait Training and Penning Condemned as Unethical and Ecologically Reckless
Indiana Natural Resources Commission to Consider Ban on Practice Nov. 17th
Indianapolis, IN — More than 40 scientists, veterinarians, and attorneys and a coalition of wildlife advocacy organizations including the Project Coyote, Indiana Coyote Rescue (ICR), and the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) have submitted a formal letter and data urging the Indiana Natural Resources Commission to support two formal petitions to prohibit the taking, killing and harassment of coyotes and red foxes for “penning” purposes and for use as live bait in the wild.
Pop-star Jessica Simpson Loses Companion Dog to CoyoteHard Lessons Learned & What to Do to Protect Companion Animals
Larkspur, CA- Coyotes have made headlines in the last 24 hours after pop-star Jessica Simpson sent a tweet to the world that her dog, Daisy, had been taken by a coyote near her home in Calabasas, California. “Our sympathies go out to Ms. Simpson for the loss of her beloved canine companion,” said Camilla Fox, Founding Director of Project Coyote. “While the loss of a pet to a coyote is a devastating experience for any animal guardian, there are lessons to be learned and steps all animal guardians should take to protect their domestic animals from coyotes and other native carnivores,” said Fox.
Dr. Michael Soulé –Father of Conservation Biology –
Joins Project Coyote Advisory Board
Larkspur, CA — Dr. Michael Soulé — lauded as the father of conservation biology — has joined Project Coyote’s scientific advisory board. Known internationally for his work in conservation biology and carnivore conservation, Dr. Soulé has brought much attention to the important role coyotes and other top predators play in maintaining healthy ecosystems and species diversity.
Coyote Documentary — San Francisco ~ Still Wild at Heart — to air on KQED-TV San Francisco Bay Area
San Francisco, CA — Starting today, the new documentary film San Francisco ~ Still Wild at Heart will air on KQED-TV in the San Francisco Bay Area over the next week.
Listen to Project Coyote's Executive Director- Camilla Fox- in conversation with Mike Fry and Beth Nelson of Animal Wise Radio about Project Coyote, the war against coyotes and other predators and about compassionate conservation:
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Wildlife Advocates Condemn Challis Coyote Killing "Tournament"
Hailey, Idaho—Wildlife advocates are condemning an upcoming coyote killing “tournament”, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 21, and sponsored by the Bent Rod Outdoors, a Challis business.
Dr. Paul Paquet – Wildlife Biologist & Carnivore Expert - Joins Project Coyote Advisory Board
Larkspur, CA —Internationally recognized authority on mammalian carnivores, Dr. Paul Paquet, has joined California based Project Coyote’s growing professional team of canid experts and biologists whose mission is to foster peaceful coexistence between humans and coyotes throughout North America.
Project Coyote & Living World Films Announce New Film: American Coyote – Still Wild at Heart
San Francisco, CA —Project Coyote- in partnership with Living World Films- is excited to announce the launch of a new documentary, American Coyote — Still Wild at Heart. This compelling thirty minute film produced by San-Francisco based filmmaker, Melissa Peabody, is a virtual case study of the coyote's natural range expansion continent wide.
National Coalition Calls on the Huntington to End Cruel Coyote Snaring Program
Employee Fired after Freeing Snared Coyote
LARKSPUR, Calif. (Jan. 27, 2009) — A national coalition of wildlife advocacy organizations has called on the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, Calif. to cease its “Coyote Abatement Program” that involves killing coyotes caught in wire neck snares. Project Coyote, the Animal Welfare Institute and The Humane Society of the United States sent a detailed seven-page letter to The Huntington, outlining concerns that the program “has sorely neglected animal welfare as well as visitor safety concerns” and “embodies a poorly justified and ambiguous set of concerns over coyotes and the need for their removal.”
Geri Vistein – Conservation Biologist & Coyote Specialist – Joins Project Coyote Team
Larkspur, CA —Conservation Biologist, Geri Vistein has joined California based Project Coyote’s growing professional team of coyote specialists whose mission is to foster peaceful coexistence between humans and coyotes throughout North America. “Ms. Vistein brings a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and passion for coyotes and the natural world,” said Camilla Fox, Project Coyote Founding Director.
Project Coyote, Staff, & Advisory Board members in the News
Other News & Publications
- Coyote expert to champion co-existence in Arcadia
By Brenda Gazzar, Whittier Daily News, November 25, 2010
- Wildlife Groups Invite Public To Learn How To Coexist With Coyotes
By Terry Miller, Temple City Tribune , November 24, 2010
- New Era for Wolves and People: Wolf Recovery, Human Attitudes, and Policy
AWI Quarterly Magazine, Fall 2010
- State OKs hunt-dog training in enclosures
By Dan McFeely, The Indianapolis Star, November 17, 2010
- DNR prepares rules for penned hunts. Training of dogs at sites with fenced coyotes and foxes is raising hackles
By Dan McFeely, The Indianapolis Star, November 16, 2010
- New Coyote Policy to Educate Citizens of Hazing, Not Feeding Animals
By Bob Bajek, WheatonPatch, November 9, 2010
- Canadian Coyote Bounty – Killing Carnivores for Cash
By Camilla H. Fox and Chris Genovali, CounterPunch , October 19, 2010
- Huffington Post urges boycott over Nova Scotia’s bounty on coyotes
The Canadian Press , October 16, 2010
- N.S. coyote bounty begins ~ Tourism boycott urged
CBC News, October 15, 2010
- Kill for Cash ~ Coyotes Targeted in Nova Scotia's "Pelt Incentive" Program
By Camilla H. Fox and Chris Genovali, Huffington Post , October 15, 2010
- Coyote Bounty Condemned
Saskatoonhomepage.ca, Saskatoon Media Group, October 14, 2010
- The War on Wolves
By Chris Genovali and Camilla H. Fox, CounterPunch, October 12, 2010
- The Death Cults Among Us
By Chris Genovali and Camilla H. Fox, Huffington Post, October 8, 2010
- Coyote and Fox Penning: A Blood "Sport" That Must End
By Camilla Fox Huffington Post, June 22, 2010
- Tails of Marin: Experts Hope to Introduce More People into World of Wolves
By Camilla Fox Marin Independent Journal, June 18, 2010
- Let's put an end to pens for coyotes and foxes By Eric Ernst Sarasota Herald-Tribune
June 18, 2010
- The Ethics of Killing Large Carnivores by Chris Genovali and Camilla Fox Huffington Post, June 11, 2010
- Killing Coyotes Doesn't Work By Marc Bekoff Change.org, June 2, 2010
- Creating a plan to coexist with wildlife By Dave Delozier 9news.com
- Project Coyote Sponsors Wolf Experts Book Tour San Francisco Bay Area June 24-26, 2010, May 25, 2010
- Biologist urges leaving coyotes alone Portland Press Herald, May 25, 2010
- Conservation biologist to discuss coyotes in Maine The Herald Gazette, May 18, 2010
- Silver Dog Song - a wildlife story By Katherine McGill Examiner.com, May 14, 2010
- Coyotes: Fascinating animals who should be appreciated, not killed By Marc Bekoff Psychology Today, May 12, 2010
- Biologist explores 'America's Song Dog' Village Soup/Capital Weekly, May 8, 2010
- Urban wildlife - wall of fame and shame for Indiana - Urban Wildlife Examiner By Katherine McGill Examiner.com, April 23, 2010
- Coyote ugly: Up against humans, he loses again By Michael Valpy Globe and Mail, April 23, 2010
- Animal groups educate for April coyote birthing season By Jessica Garcia Daily Sparks Tribune, April 13, 2010
- Cory Farley: Coyotes are helpful, but I just think they're cool By Corey Farley Reno Gazette-Journal, April 11, 2010
- Controlling coyotes topic of local talk By Paul Jones Marinscope Newspapers, April 7, 2010
- Expert: Humans Here to Stay in Reno Area By Mark Robinson Reno Gazette-Journal, April 7, 2010
- Coyotes Prowl Marin, and Experts Say That’s a Good Thing By Mark Prado Marin Independent Journal, April 4, 2010
- The Coyotes Are Already Here San Francisco Randall Museum, February 5, 2010
- 'Rewilding the World' by Caroline Fraser and 'Coyote at the Kitchen Door' by Stephen DeStefano By Lyanda Lynn Haupt, LA Times, January 31, 2010
- Expert: Coyote Vital to Ecosystem By Dennis Taylor, Monterey Herald, January 24, 2010
- Fox Howls Over Coyote Hunt By Steve Puterski, Lahontan Valley News, January 13, 2010
- Coyote Hunting: Who’s to Blame? By Christina Pascucci, KOLOTV.com, January 11, 2010
- Coyote Hunt Near Fallon Draws Controversy By Mark Robinson, Reno Gazette-Journal, January 8, 2010
- Wildlife Advocates Condemn Twin Falls ID Wolf/Coyote Killing “Derby” Idaho State Journal, January 7, 2010
- Coyote Logic- Editorial Bangor Daily News, January 6, 2010
- Coyote Hunting Tournament Draws Howls of Protest By Josie Huang, Maine Public Broadcasting Network, December 30, 2009
- Groups Oppose Maine Coyote Hunt By Associated Press, December 30, 2009
- Coyotes On Our Door Step By Lili DeBarbieri, Montana Naturalist, December 23, 2009
- Coyote Sightings Increase in Urban Bay Area CBS Channel 5, November 30, 2009
- Becky Pomponio: 'Song dogs' play a vital role in the ecosystem By Becky Pomponio, The Gainesville Sun, November 2, 2009
- Carnivore Management in the U.S. ~ The Need for Reform By Camilla H. Fox, AWI Quarterly, Fall 2009
- Marin Voice: The coyotes in our midst by Camilla H. Fox Marin Independent Journal, October 2009
- Project CoyoteProtecting America’s Song Dog by Camilla H. Fox Earth Island Journal, Autumn 2009
- Learning to Coexist with Coyotes by Camilla H. Fox Marinscope, August 2009
- Megan Draheim, East Coast Project Coyote Consultant, interviewed on Animal House on WAMU Radio, August 8, 2009: LISTEN NOW
- Geri Vistein, Project Coyote Conservation Biologist, interviewed on WERU Radio, August 5, 2009: LISTEN NOW
- Precautions to Keep Coyotes from House by Tara Quinn The Sun News, July 2009
- In That Tucked Tail, Real Pangs of Regret? by John Tierney The New York Times, June 2009
- Animal Experts Want Residents To Take Coyote Precautions by Nelson Garcia 9News.com, May 2009
- The Coy Coyote - Learning to Coexist with an Adaptable Carnivore by Camilla H. Fox, AWI Quarterly, March 2009
- Non-lethal predator control program could provide assistance to Lassen County ranchers Lassen County News, March 2009
- Fear Factor: Can We Learn to Live with Predators Among Us? by Elizabeth Grossman, Earth Island Journal, Winter 2009
- Predators in Peril: The Federal Government’s War on Wildlife by Camilla H. Fox, Indiana Coyote Rescue Center’s Winter 2009 Newsletter
- It's Time To Start Respecting Coyotes by Geri Vistein, Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, January 24, 2009
- Research Ties Human Acts to Harmful Rates of Species Evolution by Cornelia Dean, New York Times, January 13, 2009
- CoyoteAmerica’s Song Dog Returns to Maine; article by Project Coyote Conservation Biologist Geri Vistein
- Camilla Fox: Killing Coyotes Not the Solution; OpEd printed in the Bangor Daily News
- AWI Christine Stevens Wildlife Award Recipient: Camilla Fox; Animal Welfare Institute Quarterly, Spring 2008
- Making Peace with Coyote; Bay Nature Magazine January, March 2007
- Cooperative Problem Solving: the Marin County Livestock Protection Program; Grown in Marin, Farm & Crop Diversification Newsletter
- New bill targets coyote, fox penning Wish-TV, Channel 8, January 10, 2011
- Central TX City to Coexist with Coyotes. Decided against trapping; To teach safe coexisting Wish-TV, Channel 8, December 10, 2010
- 60 Wild Coyotes Patrol Chicago (And Occasionally Stop At Convenience Stores) By Robert Krulwich, NPR, December 10, 2010
- NWI legislator hopes to halt fox, coyote penning with new law By Kathleen Quilligan, The Times Online, December 1, 2010
- A Wildlife Reversal Journal Gazette editorial, November 12, 2010
- Mysteries That Howl and Hunt By Carol Kaesuk Yoon New York Times, September 27, 2010
- John Harrigan's Woods, Water & Wildlife: Coyotes, Wolves, and Double Standards
By John HarriganUnion Leader, June 27, 2010
- Blood Sport Doesn't Belong in Civil Society By Fred Grimm Miami Herald, June 18, 2010
- Can coyotes and people occupy the same space? By Dan Rozek
Chicago Sun-Times, June 5, 2010
- Broomfield aims to help residents deal with coyotes, other critters By Monte Whaley The Denver Post, June 1, 2010
- End this abuse of Indiana wildlife Editorial in the Southbend Tribune, May 17, 2010
- Animal Penning: Sport or Abuse CBS12.com May 15, 2010
- Coyote Bounty Likely Behind Carcass Dump CBC News April 27, 2010
- N.B. won't offer coyote trapping incentive CBC News April 26, 2010
- Coyote vs. Greyhound: The Battle Lines Are Drawn New York Times April 25, 2010
- Expert shares research on ‘Urban Coyotes’ at Oregon Zoo Corvallis Gazette-Times April 22, 2010
- FWC to hold meetings on fox, coyote pens Karen Voyles, Star-Banner April 19, 2010
- Fox and Coyote Penning Should be Prohibited Editorial, South Bend Tribune (IN), March 12, 2010
- Ban fox pens in Florida once and for all (editorial in Sun Sential) Editorial, SunSentinial.com, February 20, 2010
- Editorial: Just Say No Editorial, Gainesville Sun, February 20, 2010
- Increase in coyote population not a threat to people’s safety By John Campbell Community Press, November 2009
- FWC arrests 12 for illegal purchase, possession of foxes and coyotes Washington County News, November 2009
- 'Coywolves' a product of evolution By Lawrence Pyne Burlington Free Press, November 30, 2009
- Coyotes in Chicago: conflict or coexistence? By Rob Goldstein Conservation Maven, November 2, 2009
- Residents Upset Over Fox Penning By Mike Rockwood Fox10tv.com<, August 19, 2009
- Research Defends City’s Wily Coyotes By Nick Lewis The Calgary Herald, June 26, 2009
- We've Got It All Wrong With Coyotes By Kevin J. Cook Coloradoan.com, June 10, 2009
- Coyote Numbers Stir Calls For More Predator Control By John Richardson Portland Press Herald, June 10, 2009
- Donkeys Guard Brunswick County Farm From Coyotes By Gareth McGrath Star News, June 7, 2009
- To Shoot Coyotes or Shoo Them? By DeeDee Correll, Los Angeles Times, May 9, 2009
- Eastern Coyote: Coyote, Wolf or Hybrid? By Jonathan Way (Reprinted with permission from International Wolf, the quarterly newsletter of the International Wolf Center)
- Coping with Neighborhood Coyotes By Jacques Von Lunen, Special to the Oregonian, April 28, 2009