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
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
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
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
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
I have had two transformative moments in my life that guided me to a path of service to wildlife. From a young age I had a real love for nature, I was immersed in it growing up on a big rural property in Australia. In the 1980’s my parents had bought an abandoned mine and … Continued
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