Ending the War with Predators

May 26, 2014

For centuries, humans have waged war against other apex predators, and mostly, we’ve won. But at what cost? And how successful have we really been? Stories of backyard bears and cat-eating coyotes are becoming increasingly common—even for people living in non-rural areas. In a new book, wildlife biologist John Shivik lays out a game plan for ending our conflict with wolves, coyotes, bears and cougars, while maintaining safety and maintaining healthy ecosystems. He joins us Tuesday to make his case.

John Shivik, Professor, USU, Behavior and management of wolves, bears, cougars, and coyotes; author of The Predator Paradox: Ending the War with Wolves, Bears, Cougars and Coyotes [Amazon|Indiebound]