Coyotes in our Community
Annotation:"Co-Existing with Coyotes is a program that aims to reduce conflict between people, pets and coyotes." We can learn alot from Vancouver, where coyotes and humans have co-existed for some time.
Annotation:"Project Coyote promotes educated coexistence between people and coyotes; we do this by championing progressive management policies that reduce human-coyote conflict, supporting innovative scientific research, and by fostering respect for and understanding of America's native wild 'song dog.'"
Annotation:This website provides insight into why communities have problems with coyotes, and has tips for what to do around your home, how to handle coyote encounters, and how to keep pets safe.
Annotation:National Geographic has an excellent website for young children, full of facts, pictures and coyote sounds.
Annotation:"The solution to the 'coyote problem' is for us to understand and adapt to the ways of the coyote. If we make food unavailable, and we present an ominous or scary appearance when coyotes are seen, they will be less likely to frequent the area."
Annotation:"Project Coyote aims to create a shift in attitudes toward coyotes and other native carnivores by replacing ignorance and fear with understanding and appreciation."
Annotation:An excellent article for school-age children from Science World magazine, about what we can do to live with coyotes in our neighbourhoods.
Annotation:This article provides key facts about coyotes. Source: Encyclopædia Britannica Online Library Edition. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2012. Web. 18 Apr. 2012.
Annotation:This book for beginning readers is enhanced by online content that allows readers to access weblinks, audio and video content, quizzes and activities.
Annotation:Good for grades 3 and up, this book teaches about "what accounts for the coyote's great success, from its physical strengths, hunting skills and family life to its remarkable ability to adapt to new circumstances."
Annotation:This book introduces readers in grades 3 to 5 to the coyote's physical characteristics, habitats, history, and folklore. A short chapter describes what to do when encountering coyotes.
Annotation:Recommended for grades 3 to 8, this book combines pictures and substantial text. It answers such questions as why coyotes are known as tricksters, how they're different from wolves, and why they're coming to cities.
Annotation:For grades 3 and up, this book has chapters on coyotes in myth and culture, migration and lifestyle, coyote family life and hunting. Includes a good guide full of tips for living with coyotes.