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Species Richness Within an Urban Coyote (Canis latrans) Territory in Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Atlanta, GA, USA, has been one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the US over the past several decades, with a human population now close to 6 million. Urbanization has been rapid and widespread, thereby creating a highly fragmented … read more

Effects on White-Tailed Deer Following Eastern Coyote Colonization

The expansion or recovery of predators can affect local prey populations. Since the 1940s, coyotes (Canis latrans) have expanded into eastern North America where they are now the largest predator and prey on white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). However, their effect … read more

When Shooting a Coyote Kills a wolf: Mistaken Identity or Misguided Management?

The recovery of wolf populations in the United States (U.S.) is hampered by ongoing human-wolf conflicts. In particular, the illegal killing of grey wolves (Canis lupus), red wolves (Canis rufus), and Mexican wolves (Canis lupus baileyi) protected under the U.S. … read more

Northern Coyote/Coywolf Taxonomy and Admixture: A Meta-Analysis

A flurry of recent papers have attempted to taxonomically characterise eastern canids, mainly grey wolves Canis lupus, eastern wolves Canis lycaon or Canis lupus lycaon and northeastern coyotes or coywolves Canis latrans, Canis latrans var. or Canis latrans x C. … read more

Was that a Wolf or Coyote?

Distinguishing between coyotes, wolves, and dogs. Wolf pups in mid-summer and fall can closely resemble coyotes, and it can be nearly impossible to tell them apart. Distinguishing dogs from wolves can be challenging. Many of the traits possessed by wolves can … read more

Coyote Control Based on Scientific House of Cards

Complaint Seeks to End Federal Reliance on Flawed 42-Year-Old Study / Dec 20, 2017 Washington, DC — Federal strategy and funding for coyote control efforts are all rooted in one inaccurate, speculative, and outmoded 1975 study, according to a complaint filed … read more

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