Sedona AZ (November 13, 2018) – Wildlife Management and Coyote Politics is the subject of the League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley Voters Education program on Monday, December 3, 12:30PM-2:00PM at Yavapai College, Room 34, 4215 Arts Village Drive, Sedona. The program is a partnership with OLLI and is free and open to the public.
The guest speaker is Linda Bolon, Program Associate, Project Coyote.
Learn about alpha predators and the threats to their existence. On any given weekend, some of America’s most iconic wild animals are massacred in wildlife killing contests, with prizes awarded to the “hunters” who kill the largest or the most of a targeted species. Coyotes, bobcats, wolves and foxes are common victims of these contests. Fueled by anti-predator bias, these legally sanctioned but relatively unknown contests are cruel and foster ignorance about the critical role apex predators play in maintaining health ecosystems. These contests occur on both public and private lands in almost every state except California – where killing predators for prizes has been outlawed. Project Coyotes uses every tool in the toolbox to try and bring an end to Wildlife Killing Contests, using public education, the media, direct petitions, and more. Learn how you can make a difference in protecting coyotes and other alpha predators.
Linda Bolon first became involved in coyote related issues when neighbors rallied for removing coyotes from the community resulting from conflicts with pets. As a direct result of these conflicts and lack of community information about coyotes, Bolon founded Wildlife in Neighborhoods. For the past 12 years, the program has successfully reduced conflicts and provides information about coyotes and how we can coexist. In 2005, she began her involvement with Project Coyote, championing the organization’s mission of promoting coexistence through education, science and advocacy.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization dedicated to public service in the field of government. It is a national organization — open to both men and women — whose purpose is to encourage political responsibility through informed and active participation in government. The League influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League never supports or opposes political parties or candidates for elective offices. Philosophy and Politics is a regular program of the League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley and is a partnership with OLLI.
For more information about League of Women Voters programs, contact Robyn Prud’homme Bauer, LWGVV@gmail.com.