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Why are coyotes so polarizing?

First things first: Coyote. When you read the word, how many syllables do you hear? Your answer, according to Dan Flores, author of Coyote America, may be “immediately diagnostic of a whole range of belief systems and values.” The ki-YOH-tee versus ki-yote divide is one of the best indicators of a person’s coyote politics, a nearly hard-and-fast way that we subconsciously identify ourselves: as defenders of the species, in the case of the former, or as a manager, shooter and/or trapper, in the latter.

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On the value of coyotes and other non-human life

Over a chilly weekend earlier this year in Pennsylvania, thousands of shooters participated in the Mosquito Creek Coyote Hunt, a “killing contest.” Now in its 26th year, this year’s event offered $46,000 in prize money ($10 entry fee multiplied by 4,660 entrants) for the “right” to take a coyote life. This is one of more than 20 staged assaults against coyotes in Pennsylvania. Nationwide, there are many sponsored slaughters throughout the year that, without reason, wipe out wildlife.

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These Wildlife Conservationists Haven’t Given Up Hope

Dave Parsons, 69, former Mexican Wolf recovery coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service — Parsons oversaw the release of 11 Mexican wolves from three different packs into the wild of Arizona’s Apache Forest while working for the USFWS. “I’ve spent 17 years years since my retirement trying to protect the Mexican wolves’ right to exist,” he says. “There are many people who want it to go extinct, but I’m still devoting my life to it.”

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Forum to offer tips for living with coyotes

ESSEX — Encounters with coyotes are not uncommon on Cape Ann. Most of us have either experienced or heard a horror story about the wild animals attacking a beloved pet, but how many of us have taken the time to learn about these creatures?

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NEWSLETTER

IN THIS ISSUE:
• Reforming Predator Management Updates
• Standing Up for Science
• Kids are Keeping it Wild
• Creating Coyote Friendly Communities
• More about our team

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Keep a short leash; coyote safety meeting held in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) – San Francisco Animal Care and Control says it has seen has an increased number of calls from citizens about coyote sightings. On Wednesday night, it partnered with a wildlife expert along with SF Recreation and Parks Department to hold a community meeting to address concerns and educate the public at the County fair building in Golden Gate Park.

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10 things to know about coexisting with coyotes in Beverly

There has been an uptick in the number of coyote sightings in Beverly as of late, prompting the city to host an educational presentation about that very subject. John Maguranis, a Massachusetts representative of Project Coyote, led the conversation and covered a number of topics, including behaviors, diet and how humans and pets should coexist with the animals.

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Needham residents crowd coyote presentation

In an attempt to educate the public and teach about human-coyote coexistence, Needham residents packed the Needham Public Library lecture room in mid-February to hear a talk about coyotes given by biologist, Chris Schadler. With passion and wit, Schadler shared facts and anecdotes about the Eastern Coyote, its history and ways that humans can learn to coexist with this important member of the ecosystem.

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