Andean bears in Ecuador
Photos © R. Zug
Since 2007, CCL has been working in south-central Ecuador with Fundacion Cordillera Tropical and All Things Alpaca Ecuador, a Certified Wildlife Friendly business to understand and manage conflicts between people and the endangered Andean (spectacled) bear on private lands.
Our work in Ecuador and with Wildlife Friendly is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), under the terms of the TransLinks Leader with Associates Cooperative Agreement No.EPP-A-00-06-00014-00 to The Wildlife Conservation Society WCS and UW-Madison's own Land Tenure Center at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. Other TransLinks partners are The Earth Institute, Enterprise Works/VITA, and Forest Trends. The contents of this webpage are the responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States government.
We also received support from the following donors.
Wildlife Friendly protects wildlife in wild places by certifying enterprises that assure people and nature coexist and thrive. Wildlife Friendly is a global community dedicated to the development and marketing of products that conserve threatened wildlife while contributing to the economic vitality of rural communities. Wildlife Friendly includes conservationists, businesses, producers and harvesters. The Wildlife Friendly consortium includes members of the following organizations (Click on a logo to learn more):
Of Wolves and Humans
Photo © M. Ericsson, TAIGA
Seeking politically viable and scientifically sound coexistence with gray wolves within agro-ecosystems.
See the map of wolf packs and domestic animal conflicts in Wisconsin by Marie Vicksta (M.Sc., Nelson Institute 2008).
Also visit the UW-Madison Living with Wolves website.
Lions, leopards, golden cats, and hyenas in East Africa
Photo credit: A male lion in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda. A Treves
Understanding the behavioral ecology of large carnivores in human-dominated landscapes of East Africa, to solve problems of coexistence.
Project Coyote promotes educated coexistence between people and coyotes; we do this by championing progressive management policies that reduce human-coyote conflict, supporting innovative scientific research, and by fostering respect for and understanding of America's native wild "song dog."
Visit the Project Coyote website and download a free copy of "Coyotes in Our Midst" by Camilla Fox and Christopher Papouchis
International Union for the Conservation of Nature
Member of the Human Bear Conflict taskforce for the IUCN Bear Specialist Group
In 2012 charged with writing a white paper on diversionary feeding of bears.