Help us protect carnivores and the Rewilding Institute Board will DOUBLE your donation!

Rewilding Institute & Project Coyote join forces to create the Carnivore Conservation Program!

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Rewilding Institute & Project Coyote join forces to create the Carnivore Conservation Program!

Join us in creating a bold new Carnivore Conservation Program!

Carnivore Conservation Program Challenge: Double Your Impact And Help The Rewilding Institute and Project Coyote Build The Carnivore Conservation Program!

The Rewilding Institute and Project Coyote are teaming up to develop a co-managed Carnivore Conservation Program focused on challenging carnivore conservation issues in the Western and Midwestern U.S. Funding is being sought through foundation grants and individual donations. We are about $30,000 short of the funding needed to launch this much needed program and hire a professional staff coordinator.

Generous Rewilding Institute board members have donated a challenge amount of $15,000, which, if met by an equal amount of donations in the next 30 days, will provide the funding needed to greatly expand our collective carnivore advocacy efforts.

Please help us cross the funding finish line for launching this important project—the wolves, lions, bears, and other wild carnivores will be the beneficiaries of your generosity.

Why The Carnivore Conservation Program Is Vital

Carnivores (such as wolves, jaguars, cougars, coyotes, grizzly bears, wolverines, foxes, and bobcats) are among the most persecuted and falsely maligned wild animals in the U.S. Yet, they are some of the most important members of natural ecosystems—providing ecological integrity, promoting biological diversity, and ensuring general ecological health and sustainability.

The science is clear on the importance of conserving these important species at ecologically effective population levels over broad wild landscapes. Yet, the evidence is clear that carnivores have been grossly and unscientifically managed by both federal and state wildlife management/conservation agencies for the past century. Both Project Coyote and The Rewilding Institute have been actively engaged on many fronts to influence policies and practices resulting in better protection and conservation of carnivores. For example, we have worked to ban wildlife killing contests (which mostly target carnivores), ban cruel and indiscriminate trapping on public lands, challenge unscientific and inappropriate policy proposals by state and federal agencies, foster coexistence between humans and carnivores, educate people on the value and importance of carnivores, and advocate for necessary wildlife governance reforms that value all wildlife and the dominant views of the public.

Much more needs to be done! Please support this campaign to increase our capacity to meet these challenges.

Who We Are

Project Coyote (PC) is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to promote compassionate conservation and coexistence between people and wildlife through education, science and advocacy. PC representatives, advisory board members and supporters include scientists, conservationists, educators, ranchers and citizen leaders who work together to change laws and policies to protect native carnivores from abuse and mismanagement, advocating coexistence instead of killing. PC seeks to change negative attitudes toward coyotes, wolves and other misunderstood predators by replacing ignorance and fear with understanding, respect and appreciation.

The mission of The Rewilding Institute (TRI) is to develop and promote ideas and strategies to advance continental-scale conservation in North America, particularly the need for widely distributed and ecologically effective populations of large carnivores and effective landscape corridors for their movement. TRI offers a bold, scientifically credible, practically achievable, and hopeful vision for the future of wild Nature and human civilization in North America.