What Goes Up Must Come Down 

May years ago, I was a Girl Scout leader.  We had just completed a wonderful father daughter dance and the girls were cleaning up.  I had just brought some boxes of supplies to my car. When I turned back to the building, the girls were all outside enthusiastically counting down to release a fist full … Continued

Predator Smart Farming is the answer to Coexisting with Dingoes

Louise Boronyak has spent the last four years studying the dingo and exploring ways that producers (ranchers) can coexist with the species. Dingoes have been killed due to conflicts with livestock industries and concerns for human safety for over 200 years in Australia.  Yet many producers say the dingo predation is getting worse. If we … Continued

For the Wild Ones

As we come to the end of the first year of operations for the International Wildlife Coexistence Network, I want to take a moment to share our major accomplishments. These include establishing a new global wildlife coexistence library to ensure all people have access to valuable resources; developing an exceptional Coexistence Council of experts that are already working with communities to identify nonlethal tools and … Continued

Compassionate Conservation

I don’t know what he wants from me,” says Arian Wallach, wildlife scientist at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia,  a 2013 Eureka Prize winner and member of the IWCN Coexistence Council. A gorgeous king parrot squawks at her as we talk. Arian is sitting on a balcony in a forested landscape. It looks like … Continued

New alliances to protect Australia’s iconic kangaroos

Have you ever had that experience whereby an animal chooses you to be their champion? It is a special feeling but one that comes with great responsibility, especially when the animal is highly persecuted such as the kangaroo. In 2009 I was working at the University of Technology Sydney, researching all facets of environmental sustainability. … Continued

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