Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Coyotes in Our Midst: Coexisting with an Adaptable and Resilient Carnivore

The Animal Protection Institute is pleased to announce the publication of Coyotes in Our Midst: Coexisting with an Adaptable and Resilient Carnivore, the first ever comprehensive report on non-lethal approaches to conflicts between humans and coyotes in both urban and rural areas. API is offering a free copy to conservation and wildlife protection organizations, state and local management agencies, and communities interested in non-lethal approaches to coyote conflicts. Order your copy of this invaluable publication today! Visit http://www.BanCruelTraps.com

Coyotes In Our Midst aims to provide readers with information on the wide array of practical and proven techniques available to ranchers and suburbanites for coexisting with coyotes. This publication analyzes a range of practical solutions and non-lethal techniques, from livestock guard dogs to motion-activated scare devices, that can significantly reduce, if not eliminate, negative interactions between coyotes and humans.

In addition to presenting a comprehensive review of humane methods of addressing conflicts, Coyotes In Our Midst provides information on the biological and ecological importance of coyotes, as well as an historical overview of coyote management in the United States and a perspective on why traditional, federally-subsidized coyote control programs have failed to mitigate conflicts over the long term.

History has shown that intense and widespread efforts to eradicate or suppress coyote populations have proven counterproductive, contributing to the species' proliferation throughout North America. Many scientists and wildlife managers conclude that the only viable long-term solution to resolving conflicts with coyotes is through educated coexistence and the implementation of effective, socially acceptable, and humane mitigation techniques. Coyotes In Our Midst advocates such an approach, providing information, tools, and additional resources to promote peaceful co-exist
with this adaptable, resilient, and resourceful predator.

* view report online
* downloadable pdf file