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Predator Paradox : Ending the War With Wolves, Bears, Cougars, and Coyotes (Reprint) (Paperback) (John
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An expert in wildlife management tells the stories of those who are finding new ways for humans and mammalian predators to coexist.Stories of backyard bears and cat-eating coyotes are becoming increasingly common, even for people living in non-rural areas. And that might not be a bad thing—in fact, it’s a sign of the recovery of wolves, bears, coyotes, and cougars that have been targeted by the federal government for the last century. As carnivore populations increase, however, their proximity to people, pets, and livestock leads to more conflict, and we are once again left to negotiate the uneasy terrain between elimination and conservation. In The Predator Paradox, veteran wildlife management expert John Shivik argues that we can dismantle the paradox, have both people and predators on the landscape, and ensure the long-term survival of both. Blending the science of the wild with entertaining and dramatic storytelling, Shivik’s clear-eyed pragmatism allows him to appeal to both sides of the debate, while arguing for the possibility of coexistence: between ranchers and environmentalists, wildlife managers and animal-welfare activists, and humans and animals.From the Hardcover edition.