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DEM euthanizes coyote injured by trap. The injured coyote is put down and the environmental police launch an investigation into the illegal trapping—Newport Daily News, March 22, 2017.

After Cliff, residents continue to interfere with coyotes. The search continues for the coyote with the trap on its leg—Newport This Week, March 16, 2017.

Roaming coyote seen with trap on leg. Coyotes are in the news again, thanks to illegal trapping—Newport Daily News, March 8, 2017.

Cliff is gone, but not forgotten. The saga of Cliff the Coyote is revisited along with the lessons learned—Newport Daily News, Dec. 30, 2016.

RI’s large deer population more immediate threat to state’s forests than climate change. Scientists examine ways to control the state’s deer population, including a possible role for coyotes—EcoRI News, Dec. 1, 2016.

Feds capture and euthanize coyote family of five living near LaGuardia airport. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey ordered the lethal removal of a coyote pack in order to protect workers, travelers and nearby residents—New York Daily News, Nov. 8, 2016.

How coyotes conquered New York. The Gotham Coyote Project, now in its fifth year, seeks to understand these new city residents and what fellow New Yorkers can do to coexist with them—Village Voice, Oct. 12, 2016.

Cliff the Coyote captured, taken to an undisclosed location. Cliff is now a ward of the state and will live out his life in the wild, where he will face many challenges—Providence Journal, Oct. 5, 2016.

Fate of Cliff the Coyote uncertain. As discussions continue about Cliff’s fate, the RI Department of EnvironmentaManagement asserts its jurisdiction over the case—Providence Journal, Sept. 30, 2016.

Cliff the Coyote will be taken to zoo, not killed. After Cliff’s plight went viral, a “plea bargain” was reached to have his sentence commuted from death to life imprisonment—Providence Journal, Sept. 23, 2016.

Cliff the Coyote still alive, final fate decided soon. Contrary to reports, a well-known coyote that has lost his fear of humans has not yet been shot but could be soon—Middletown Patch, Sept. 20, 2016.

America’s wildlife body count. The USDA’s Wildlife Services agency is taken to task for relying on poorly designed research and bad science to justify their use of lethal predator control methods—New York Times, Sept. 17, 2016.

Euthanized: final fate for coyote. When a collared coyote named Cliff became dangerously habituated to people, a difficult decision was made to have him removed by lethal means—Newport Daily News, Sept. 15, 2016.

Coyote clash. Utah’s coyote management policy is contrasted with the science-based approach advocated by the Narragansett Bay Coyote Study—Salt Lake City Weekly, Aug. 31, 2016.

Coyotes on the prowl in R.I. Following a rabid coyote attack on a Warwick woman, a wildlife biologist offers safety advice—Providence Journal, Aug. 17, 2016.

Coyote “Cliff” still on prowl. Collared coyote “Cliff” adapts to urban life in Newport—Newport This Week, July 28, 2016.

Program working to re-establish natural fear of humans in coyotes. The Narragansett Bay Coyote Study employs Aversive Coyote Tactics (ACT) to re-program a “habituated” coyote that has lost its fear of humans—Newport Daily News, July 22, 2016.

Runners encounter coyotes. One Newport runner is stalked by a coyote while another is “brushed” from behind—Newport This Week, July 21, 2016.

Coyotes have adapted to the streets of L.A. and biologists want to know how. A biologist with the National Park Service studies L.A. coyotes to help locals make decisions based on science and not on fear—Washington Post, July 14, 2016.

“Coyote America” honors an animal making North America home for centuries. Interview with historian Dan Flores about his new book on this iconic animal—National Public Radio, July 7, 2016.

Rhode Island woman found guilty of feeding coyotes. Portsmouth resident charged and fined for feeding coyotes in her yard—Providence Journal, April 21, 2016.

Expert weighs in on RI coyote sightings. Narragansett Bay Coyote Study scientist responds to a coyote attack on a large dog with some advice for pet owners—WJAR Channel 10 Evening News, Jan. 31, 2016.

Don’t feed the animals. A local coalition uses the latest technology to track the movements of coyotes in the county and finds that they go where the food is—Newport Daily News, Jan. 12, 2016.

Yes, eastern coyotes are hybrids, but the “coywolf” is not a thing. North Carolina scientist challenges use of the term “coywolf”—The Conversation, Nov. 13, 2015.

Greater than the sum of its parts. Interbreeding of wolves, dogs and coyotes in eastern North America may be leading to the emergence of a new species—The Economist, Oct. 31, 2015.

Biologist tracks coyotes to food sources. Narragansett Bay Coyote Study “forensic tracking” data aids in locating food subsidies provided to coyotes by people—Jamestown Press, Oct. 1, 2015.

Wily coyotes feed on islands’ easy pickin’s. RI wildlife biologist attributes increase in coyote population to people’s carelessness with food—EcoRI News, Aug. 25, 2015.

Portsmouth seeks strategy on coyotes. Despite approving a no feeding ordinance more than two years ago, Portsmouth still has a coyote problem—East Bay Newspapers, May 21, 2015.

Why coyotes are flourishing in New York City. Gotham Coyote Project researchers discuss the uptick in coyote sightings this year. New York Magazine, May 20, 2015.

Where are all these coyotes coming from? Part one of a two-part story about the Narragansett Bay Coyote Study—Science and Nature for a Pie, May 15, 2015.

Coyotes go “bridge and tunnel.”  Dr. Numi Mitchell of the Narragansett Bay Coyote Study and others propose research project to study coyote colonization of Long Island—Cities and the Environment, Vol. 8, Issue 1, April 22, 2015.

Coyotes in New York City—we have nothing to fear.  Overview of coyote research projects in New York, Chicago and Rhode Island—Epoch Times, March 28, 2015.

Catching a Southern coyote, then letting it go in the name of science. University of Georgia launches a new coyote research project—National Public Radio, Feb. 23, 2015.

Are urban coyotes more aggressive now? Study of coyote attacks since 1977 suggests they may be on the rise, especially in California. San Diego Union-Tribune, Feb. 1, 2015.

Forget the hounds. As foxes creep in, Britons call the sniper. London struggles with its own version of the coyote problem, with very striking similarities—New York Times, Dec. 6, 2014.

Study faults efforts at wolf management. Research shows shooting wolves has limited effect in controlling livestock predation and may even be counterproductive—New York Times, Dec. 3, 2014.

Coyotes at home in Bristol neighborhood. Following an attack on her dog, Bristol resident calls town’s attention to the problem—East Bay Newspapers, Oct. 16, 2014.

Living responsibly with coyotes. CoyoteSmarts responds to report of increased coyote activity in Newport—Newport This Week, Sep. 25, 2014.

Should you fear the pizzly bear? The role of humans in animal hybridization is explored using the Eastern coyote and its wolf DNA as one example—New York Times Magazine, Aug. 17, 2014.

Pack a wallop. Why Newport County’s growing coyote population is everybody’s problem—Newport Mercury, June 4, 2014.

Coyote issues growing on Aquidneck Island. A rash of pet killings highlights the importance of ongoing research and education—Newport This Week, May 1, 2014.

Group warns coyote numbers up in RI. Inteview with Christie Smith, Executive Director of the Potter League for Animals, and Jo Yellis, Project Coordinator for CoyoteSmarts—WPRI Channel 12 Eyewitness News, Apr. 14, 2014.

CoyoteSmarts campaign aims to inform public on how to best “coexist” with coyotesProvidence Journal, Apr. 12, 2014.

Portsmouth residents concerned about coyotes. Lead scientist from Narragansett Bay Coyote Study addresses a community forum—East Bay Newspapers, Jan. 23, 2014.

DEM says coyote sightings not uncommon.  Recent sightings of coyotes in the area are part of a longer-term trend—Cranston Patch, Sep. 5, 2012.

Rise of the coyote: the new top dog. Shape-shifting coyotes have evolved to take advantage of a landscape transformed by people— Nature, May 16, 2012.

Killing individual coyotes doesn’t effectively curb their population growth.  Claim rated “mostly true” by PolitiFact RI—Providence Journal, Apr. 15, 2011.

New dog in town. The coyote as city dweller and what it means for the country—Orion, Sep./Oct. 2010.

How we can coexist peacefully with coyotes. The death of a family pet leads to a major research project—Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, May 30, 2010.

Where the wild things are.  As coyotes move into suburbia, they are greeted with mixed emotions—Rhode Island Monthly, Dec. 2007.

Final report of the Warwick (RI) Coyote Commission.  Issued Sep. 30, 2005.

 

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