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Wildlife Presentation: Coyote Management in the Atlanta area
Jan 29, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
The Druid Hills Civic Association is sponsoring an informational presentation to address Coyote Management in the Atlanta area. Alternatives will be offered to the trap and kill method which provides only a temporary solution and creates long-term negative consequences. The presentation will be at the Church of the Epiphany, in the parish hall, 2089 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia.
There will be three speakers:
- Mary A. Paglieri, a consultant with Little Blue Society in the San Francisco area. The Society specializes in human-animal conflict resolution, and Mary is the Director of Program Design and Implementation.
- Chris Mowry, an associate professor and head of the biology department at Berry College. A former resident of Druid Hills, Dr. Mowry has studied coyotes in the southeast and Yellowstone National Park, and he is currently talking with local and state officials about a proposal to study coyotes in Atlanta.
- Chip Elliott, a coyote trapper who has been working throughout the metro Atlanta area for over 20 years. He was recently hired by private citizens to trap coyotes in Druid Hills.
The speakers will be followed by a generous Q&A period.
Recently, trappers have been hired by individuals who felt they had no alternative. Mary Paglieri has been brought in by the community group Coyote Coexistence, (website: coyotecoexistence.com) which brings into focus the desire and need for a new approach to coyote management. The Coyote Coexistence group has launched a petition calling for a more humane solution based on science, observational research and education. Please go to the Coyote Coexistence website for more information on coyotes and to sign the petition.