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People and Carnivores:
Is Coexistence Possible? 

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Lisa Upson
Executive Director of People and Carnivores

April 24, 2018

Large carnivores represent wilderness and mystery to many while others deplore them. After a century of persecution, people are now learning how to live alongside large carnivores on a shared western landscape.  Over the last 20 years, landowners and conservationists have developed and tested several conflict prevention tools and practices, yielding promise for a future in which we can coexist with wolves and grizzly bears.  The only question is whether we will choose that future.