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Embracing the Urban Coyote

Embracing the Urban Coyote

Posted Oct 20th, 2018 in Blog, Guest Blog

Ecologically, Coyotes might just be a key savior in the recovery of our loss of biodiversity (the number of species of plants, animals, and other life forms in a given area). It’s like the story on how the return of the wolves completely transformed Yellowstone. Our natural areas are besieged with plants from other parts of the world (non-native species). You would think adding plants from other parts of the world increases diversity. The opposite is true.

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Take Action: Protect Wildlife From Poison!

Take Action: Protect Wildlife From Poison!

Posted Sep 20th, 2018 in Blog

Removing strychnine from use to kill ground squirrels would be a significant step forward – so please take a few minutes to comment and tell Health Canada that strychnine poison is cruel and should be outlawed against ground squirrel. The deadline is September 27, 2018, so get your comments in now!

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ACTION ALERT: Cambridge Trapping Coyotes

ACTION ALERT: Cambridge Trapping Coyotes

Posted Jul 12th, 2018 in News and Events

The City of Cambridge is trapping a coyote family despite offers of assistance from The Fur-Bearers and Coyote Watch Canada. Take action now!

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Coyote Barks Go Unanswered

Coyote Barks Go Unanswered

Posted Nov 13th, 2017 in Blog

Have you ever heard a coyote bark and wonder what the meaning is behind this communication? A juvenile coyote vocalizes nightly for over a week, to a silent night sky. Calling out to family members without any response. The barks and intermittent howls have gone unanswered. This area is heavily hunted 365 days a year including the use of deer remains bait piles and other anthropogenic food attractants. In all reality his/her relations are gone.

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Open letter: Co-existing with Mississauga’s wildlife

Open letter: Co-existing with Mississauga’s wildlife

Posted Sep 2nd, 2017 in Blog

Living with wildlife can be challenging, but it is both possible and beneficial for residents to learn how. At times when we mourn the loss of a beloved family pet, these discussions are difficult, as understandable anger gets directed at the wildlife who shares our communities.

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Open Letter: Residents' behaviour is the solution to coyote concerns

Open Letter: Residents' behaviour is the solution to coyote concerns

Posted Jun 8th, 2017 in Blog

The presence of coyotes and conflict with wildlife can often lead to distress and concern from residents, but it is vital that the cause of changing behaviour is accurately identified and addressed. Posts on social media forwarded to our organizations indicate that, in some areas of Burlington, coyotes may be acting in a defensive manner around dens, pups, or resources. Direct or indirect feeding of these coyotes could also cause them to show greater proximity tolerance with people and pets, and

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Awenda Provincial Park Coyote/Wolf Family Shot Dead and Abandoned

Posted Dec 15th, 2016 in News and Events, Blog

Niagara Falls – Two wild canids were found shot to death and dumped in the snow just outside Awenda Provincial Park last week, where hunting is illegal.

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Foot n’ Field

Foot n’ Field

Posted Apr 28th, 2015 in Blog

Foot n’ Field Since the first snowfall several weeks ago, Coyote Watch Canada has received over three dozen coyote connections from communities across Ontario, the East Coast and from communities south of the border. Many of the reports from Ontario are coyote sightings, while others are education outreach efforts.

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Dog Lovers Unite

Dog Lovers Unite

Posted Apr 27th, 2015 in News and Events

Dog Lovers Unite! Guest Speaker Panel ~ Topics: Dogs & Vivisection, On Being a Dog Champion, Living With Coyotes & Wolves

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Death Sentence For Unsuspecting Wild Boars

Posted Apr 26th, 2015 in Blog

Wild boars that escaped their confinement now have a mark of death on their shoulders. Not much is known about the origin of the wild boars in terms of who held these animals as property and from whose property they fled.

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