A 3-day family-friendly event that will feature prominent speakers, panel discussions, live music, education booths, screening of wildlife documentaries and a field trip.
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• 6:00pm — Social with drinks and appetizers.
• 7:00pm — Screening of Killing Games: Wildlife in the Crosshairs with Project Coyote’s Camilla Fox. Details
• 8:30pm — Music and entertainment with Dana Lyons.
• 10:00am — Opening Remarks & Welcome
• 10:15am — Karen LaFountain, Wildlife Advocate and Poet: How Wrong They Are
• 10:30am — Wolf Ways: Hope for the Future
• 11:00am — Lizzy Potter, Staff Attorney, Advocates for the West: Conflicts between ranchers and wildlife at Pt. Reyes National Seashore
• 11:45am — Amaroq Weiss, West Coast Wolf Organizer, Center for Biological Diversity: West Coast Wolves: Progressive Values, Regressive Policies
• 12:45 — Lunch/Free Pizza
• 1:15pm — Sarah Hanneken, Litigation Fellow, Animal Legal Defense Fund: Wildlife (Dis)Services: Defending wolves and their cousins from tax-payer funded slaughter
• 2:30pm — Sean McGuire, Representative, Alaskans for Wildlife: Grassroots activism and wolf politics in Alaska
• 3:30pm — Break
• 6:00pm — Announcements by Campaign for Yellowstone’s Wolves
• 6:15pm — Corrine Nugent-Hayes, Wildlife Advocate and Poet: Nature Exists as Legends Become
• 6:30pm — Lynn Cullens, Executive Director, Mountain Lion Foundation: Trophy as Tragedy
• 7:30pm — Music and entertainment with Dana Lyons
• 8:15pm — Dr. Robert Wielgus, former Professor and Director of the Large Carnivore Conservation Lab at Washington State University: Effects of hunting on cougar population, community and landscape ecology
• Wildlife viewing trip with Yellowstone Wolf Tracker. Half-day trip with our best pro guide, Leo Leckie, with snacks and water provided!
Jul 26 2018:
Killing Games: Wildlife in the Crosshairs
Bringing an End to Predator Killing Contests
On any given weekend, some of America’s most iconic wildlife are massacred in wildlife killing contests, and prizes are awarded for killing the largest or most of a targeted species. Coyotes, bobcats, foxes, and even wolves fall prey to “hunters” as young as ten. These legally sanctioned contests ignore the critical role apex predators play in maintaining healthy ecosystems. In the groundbreaking exposé KILLING GAMES ~ Wildlife In The Crosshairs, Project Coyote brings these shadowy contests to light and uncloaks this hidden war on wildlife, inspiring viewers to call on their state and local legislators to end these brutal contests where wild animals become living targets.
Project Coyote founder and executive director (and director and producer of KILLING GAMES) Camilla Fox will discuss how wildlife killing contests are symptomatic of a larger issue of predator mismanagement by state and federal wildlife agencies to illuminate both the problems and their solutions.