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Coexistence Without Borders: Indonesia

May 10, 2014 cwc

From the suburbs of Eastern Pennsylvania to the Bridger mountain range in South Western Montana, my eagerness to continue my environmental education  has brought me many exciting places, in which I have been able to promote compassionate coexistence with wildlife.  Currently my travels bring me to Balikpapan, Borneo, Indonesia  to promote the compassionate coexistence that
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Coyote Families in the Wild

April 29, 2014 Bobbie Johnson

With the arrival of denning season, I want to look at how coyotes raise families in the wild—a place free from human harassment and hunting. For me, that place is Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley, where I lived and volunteered during three winters. And where I was lucky enough to observe coyotes. Coyote courtship starts in December
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How Many Wolves Matter?

April 25, 2014 Bobbie Johnson

British Columbia Plays the Numbers Game No one is really sure just how many grey wolves there are in B.C.. It is estimated that there are roughly 8,500 grey wolves in B.C.. Perhaps in some locations as meager as 5,300, other locations 11,600. According to the province the Lower Mainland, Thompson and Vancouver Island regions
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Reflections on Celebration of Wildlife

April 16, 2014 Bobbie Johnson

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has” – Margaret Mead The morning is beautiful, crisp, clean and cool.  As we walk over the grassy field still tipped with frost all I can hear is the panting of the Labbies,
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One Hunter's Bullet

April 9, 2014 Bobbie Johnson

Note from Rick: “Thanks to all of you for the strong response to my first post about the impact of hunting on wolves. This is a testimony to how we see the similarity between the family bonds of wolves and those of coyotes. I believe that the social structure of a wolf or coyote pack
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"Just A Coyote"

March 16, 2014 Bobbie Johnson

More thoughts from the field by Rick Lamplugh’s Coyote Watch. Living and volunteering at Yellowstone’s Lamar Buffalo Ranch, Mary and I always ask visitors, “What animals have you seen today?” Sometimes the answer—tinged with disappointment—is “Just a coyote.” But such a dismissal misses something important: That visitor saw a coyote living in a fully protected,
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Snared- A Wolf Named Kitchi.

March 15, 2014 Bobbie Johnson

  This is one woman‘s  story of courage, witnessing and compassion about a wolf that was trapped in a neck snare. Paula Tough shares in her own words what she did next when she happened upon a wolf, just feet away from a snow mobile trail, in distress. Her story is a heartfelt testament of
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Families Saving Families

March 12, 2014 Bobbie Johnson

A young Ontario girl named Jasmine Polsinelli decided to put her compassionate heart to work and raise awareness about bear families at risk in Ontario this spring.  With the generous help of LUSH Cosmetics and a clan of volunteers including Coyote Watch Canada, an awe inspiring signature blast hit Queen Street in Toronto. This lofty
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The Impact Of Hunting On Wolves

March 4, 2014 Bobbie Johnson

Note from Rick: though this post is about wolves, I’m certain that the situation is similar for coyotes. Family bonds are strong for both canids.   The wolf on the right in the photo, called 755 for his collar number, was once the alpha male of the Lamar Canyon pack. That ended fifteen months ago
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Heartland Forest Meets Bear With Us

February 8, 2014 Bobbie Johnson

Learning about black bears is a humane response and responsibility of us all. Mike McIntosh, of Bear With Us shared his knowledge and experience working with black bears (bears) with an enthusiastic audience at Heartland Forest Friday evening. Folks from across southern Ontario braved frigid temperatures and snow drifts to attend this educational event. Krista
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