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LISTEN: How To Coexist With Wild Predators

Sally King, National Park Service
A black bear on the Alamo Trail in Bandelier National Monument.

KUNM Call In Show 8/18 8a: 



In New Mexico there has always been tension between humans and the wild animals who share our state, so how should we manage that tension? If a bear mauls a marathon runner, should it be shot? How should we deal with coyotes who prey on our pets, wolves that snatch calves or cougars that come just a little too close to the kids? 

We'll talk with ranchers, scientists and folks who are working to protect wild animals and their habitats. Have you had a scary interaction with a predator while out hiking, working in your yard or tending to your animals? How did you handle it? We'd like to hear from you. Email callinshow@kunm.org or call in live during the show.  


•   Madeleine Carey, who works in issues in the Gila for Wild Earth Guardians.

•   Phil Carter, a wildlife specialist with Animal Protection Voters of New Mexico.

•   Gerald Chacon, a rancher in Rio Arriba County who serves on the New Mexico Cattlegrowers Association Board of Directors.

•   Laura Jean Schneider ranches cattle on the Mescalero Apache Reservation and writes about ranch life for High Country News.


•   Woman attacked by bear while running in Valles Caldera -- Albuquerque Journal

•   Woman who survived mailing wants to take on NM regulation that required bear be killed -- The Santa Fe New Mexican

•  Black bear population rebounding -- Ruidoso News

•  Critics: Game Commission puts predators in 'bull's-eye' -- The Santa Fe New Mexican

•  Feds: Wolf recovery program was mismanaged -- The Santa Fe New Mexican

•  Brochure: Keeping Bears Alive and You Safe



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