Posts Categorized: Living with Wildlife

Mexican gray wolf and pup, © Joel Sartore

Wolf Weekly Wrap-Up »

Rancher Says Coexistence is the Path Forward: After losing ewes and newborn lambs to wolves over the past four years, John Peavey of Flat Top Ranch in Idaho has moved his lambing operation 20 miles south away from core wolf range avoid conflict with wolves during this vulnerable time.

Grizzly Bears, © Jim Chagares

Notes from the Field: Installing Fences in Bear Country »

The electric fencing program is another way that Defenders is helping individuals, landowners and communities coexist with wildlife. Bear conflicts on private lands are dramatically reduced when electric fencing is put around things that attract bears, like chicken coops, bee hives, fruit trees and small livestock. Human-caused mortality is the number one cause of grizzly deaths in the continental United States, but is also one of the most preventable. That is why programs like our fencing incentive are so critical to conservation and recovery efforts.