Have you experienced a coyote following you as you walk? Why is the coyote doing that? At this time of year, a coyote following you is simply being a good parent! It’s baby season, and parent coyotes will “escort” humans away from their families by following them until they feel secure - especially if you have a dog; coyotes may see dogs as threats to their young. If a coyote follows you, be sure your dogs are leashed and calmly continue walking away.
Project Coyote, a non-profit organization, is at the forefront of this mission, working to promote compassionate conservation and coexistence between people and wildlife through education, science, and advocacy.
The initiative provides seasonal coexistence tips to help people understand and coexist with wildlife, such as coyotes, in their communities. For example, during certain times of the year, a coyote may follow a person as they walk. Understanding the behavior of coyotes and the reasons behind their actions can help foster a sense of coexistence and reduce conflicts.
Education is a key component of Project Coyote's work. The organization provides educational materials and conducts outreach programs to raise awareness about the importance of coexisting with wildlife and the role that predators, such as coyotes, play in maintaining healthy ecosystems.
Advocacy is another important aspect of Project Coyote's work. The organization advocates for science-based policies and non-lethal predator management practices that promote coexistence and protect wildlife.
Project Coyote's work aligns with the vision of a global society for sustainable development. By promoting compassionate conservation and coexistence between humans and wildlife, Project Coyote is contributing to the achievement of several SDGs, including SDG 15 (Life on Land), which aims to protect, restore, and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems.
Project Coyote is an inspiring example of how civil society can contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Through education, science, and advocacy, Project Coyote is fostering a sense of coexistence between humans and wildlife, promoting compassionate conservation, and contributing to a more sustainable and equitable future for all.
Source: MSN - Project Coyote
More information: https://projectcoyote.org/
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