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Promoting Coexistence

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Videos

Featured: Working with Ranchers to Protect Livestock and Wolves

Defenders' Suzanne Stone and Roger Olson of the Wood River Project in Idaho demonstrate the proven, nonlethal techniques being used to successfully prevent wolf-livestock conflicts.

Installing an Electric Fence to Prevent Bear Conflicts

This instructional video walks you through the basics of how to build a bear-resistant electric fence. Properly installed bear-resistant electric fencing is a simple and effective way to protect the attractants found in your backyard and reduce conflicts with bears and other wildlife. 

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Living in Bear Country

Erin Edge, Defenders’ Representative for Rockies and Plains, talks about Defenders’ work to reduce conflict between bears and people, including the Electric Fencing Program.

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Keeping Wolves out of Harm's Way

Defenders of Wildlife is working on the ground with ranchers, biologists and federal land managers to save the lives of wolves. These non-lethal methods are keeping wolves away from livestock and out of harm's way.

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Living with Wolves in the Northwest

Aaron Kunz spent some time with ranchers and wolf advocates to discuss how the message is changing in the Northwest. Among those who are represented, a sheep rancher who knows first hand the problems wolves cause to livestock.

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Defenders in Action
Bears die when they get into trouble with people’s garbage, livestock, when they are hit by cars and trains or illegally killed. By preventing these conflicts we can keep bears alive and on the road to recovery.
Success Story
September 2014 - The City Council of Ketchum in Blaine County unanimously passed a resolution requesting that the State of Idaho use nonlethal tools to manage wolf and livestock conflicts in Blaine County.
Success Stories
March, 2013: Defenders spearheaded a massive outreach campaign to spread the word about easy steps people can take to protect the critically endangered Florida panther.