About Coyote Watch Canada
Coyote Watch Canada is an all-volunteer Not-For-Profit community-based, wildlife organization that advocates positive human-wildlife experiences with a focus on canids. Effective community outreach is achieved through education, research, mediation, intervention, and conflict resolution.
We provide multilevel educational programming and lectures, developing/training local Canid Response Teams (CRT), on-site investigation, assessment and mitigation directives, wildlife rescue and release assistance, private, municipal, and provincial level consultation, digital mapping and tracking programs, on-site and in-office training, publication and print materials including signage (by-law enforcement) and fliers, and municipal wildlife framework models.
All of our programming and field activities employ a cornerstone approach based on four fundamental building blocks: Investigation, Education, Prevention, and Enforcement. Through our cornerstone wildlife strategy framework we are able to provide proven, successful programming and strategies that sustainably alter the way that communities interact, and co-exist, with wildlife.
What We Do
We collaborate with a broad range of stakeholders to develop and implement non-lethal, sustainable human-wildlife conflict solutions. We provide educational programming, a first-response team, on-site field investigation, assessment and mitigation directives, wildlife rescue and release assistance, private, municipal- and provincial-level consultation, digital mapping programs, training, educational resources, and municipal wildlife framework models.
We employ a cornerstone approach based on four fundamental building blocks: Investigation, Education, Prevention, and Enforcement. Through our wildlife strategy framework, we are able to provide proven, successful programming and strategies that sustainably alter the way that communities engage, and co-exist with wildlife.
Coyotes: Our Champion Ambassador
Coyotes are the epitome of a reliable “eco-thermometer” for any community where they inhabit. When coyotes become comfortable around people, encounters often increase. Most often, humans come into conflict with coyotes due to our misunderstanding and indifference toward this family-oriented, social, and highly adaptable canid. In other words, when communities experience conflict, much can be learned from the presence of coyotes on how to become better stewards and citizens. Coyotes, a keystone species, are one of the most persecuted animals in North America. With little protection through lethal management policies, coyotes are destroyed without any policy accountability. Known as North America’s song dog, their brilliant vocalizations have graced ancient lands since the Pleistocene era. Coyotes are a respected part of Native American storytelling and hold a sacred place in many cultural traditions today.
To learn more about how to successfully coexist with wild canids, visit coyotewatchcanada.com.