For Immediate Release: : February 16, 2009

Contact: Camilla Fox, 415-945-3232

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. “We are thrilled to have Dr. Paquet join our Advisory Board team as he brings years of experience and expertise in wild canid ecology to Project Coyote,” said Camilla Fox, Project Coyote Founding Director. “Dr. Paquet is passionate about canids and has a wealth of knowledge from his years working in the field studying wolves and other wild canids around the world.”

Dr. Paquet has worked as a biologist for the Canadian Wildlife Service for many years. Now, he is Senior Ecologist with the Conservation Biology Institute and Raincoast Conservation Foundation, an international consultant and lecturer. Dr. Paquet is a long-time fellow of World Wildlife Fund Canada. He was one of the architects of the World Wide Fund for Nature and European Union’s Large Carnivore Initiative for Europe. He is an Adjunct Professor of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary, where he supervises graduate student research. He is a member of several government, industry, and NGO advisory committees concerned with the conservation of large carnivores.

Dr. Paquet has written more than 100 scientific articles and reports and published several books on the behavior, ecology, and management of wolves. His current research focuses on conservation of large carnivores and effects of human activities on their survival.

“I am pleased to be part of Project Coyote and believe in the mission and objectives of this new endeavor,” said Dr. Paquet. “As America’s native wild dog, coyotes are a vital component of healthy ecosystems and deserving of our respect and appreciation.”

Click here to view a recent article in the New York Times in which Dr. Paquet and his student’s work is featured that examines the effects of human exploitation on predators and the rate of evolutionary change in a wide variety of species.

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