SCIENCE & STEWARDSHIP

CREATING A NEW CONSERVATION MODEL BASED ON COMPASSIONATE COEXISTENCE & SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY

Because of the threats facing North America’s native carnivores, a new approach to carnivore conservation is needed—one built on best available science that also integrates ethics and animal welfare.

Project Coyote is working to create this new model in order to guide state and federal wildlife management policies and practices. We believe that considering the intrinsic value and interests of the individual animal – in addition to species populations – is fundamental to furthering wildlife conservation.

Our science advisory board, which includes some of the most renowned canid and conservation biologists and ecologists in the world, is on the front lines advocating for this new approach to carnivore conservation.

We build coalitions that bridge the gap between conservation and animal protection, united by the goals of planetary health and stewardship.

Photo: Wolf Park Indiana by Serge Melki via Flickr Creative Commons

Learn more about Project Coyote’s Science Advisory Board and the work they are undertaking.

SCIENCE & STEWARDSHIP

Who has the most significant effect?

Some species have a stronger effect on the ecosystem.  

Species that have a great impact.

Depressing the diversity of species.  

Beyond the ecological & scientific value.  

Demonstrated & justifiable purpose for hunting a species.  

The relationships between predators and prey.  

Predators have niche functions in ecosystems.  

The great unknown for other species.  

Paying rent to the tiger.  

What happens to wildlife as our population grows?  

Predators have niche functions in ecosystems.  

Relearning ancient wisdom for moving forward.  

The special role of predators in nature.  

What is missed by focusing on the greater good?  

SCIENCE ADVISORY BOARD

Why science is important for conservation.  

Using solid science to move from control to coexistence.  

Learning to do what’s right for carnivores.  

An ethicist in collaboration with scientists.  

From control to coexistence.  

Using evidence and science to inform and engage.

Species that have a great impact.

Combination of conservation biological and wildlife ethics.  

Using science for advocacy.

Knowledge for knowledge sake?  

SIGNIFICANCE OF YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

Science has restored the ecosystem of Yellowstone National Park.  

America’s Serengeti.  

The only place where all animals are once again.

Bringing back the full suite of animals.  

Putting wildness back in nature.

COYOTE ECOLOGY & BEHAVIOR

Our dogs communicate with us and each other. Do coyotes?

Respecting an indigenous species.  

Coyotes finding a role in the ecosystem.  

The iconic, uniquely American coyote.  

The coyote’s response to the colonization of America.  

Coyotes good for songbirds?  

Increased breeding and litter size responses.  

WILDLIFE AS PUBLIC ASSETS

Wildlife as a public asset.

The Wildlife Trustee Role of the US Government

Science and democracy. Every citizen has a stake in relating to nature.

Demand accountability. Become an involved citizen.

The challenge to see and appreciate wildlife.  

Preserving public assets or managing resources?  

Is the broad public interest not being heard?

There are many ways to relate to wildlife.

How to define “uses” for future generations.  

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