Who am I?
Michelle Lute is a conservation scientist and advocate with fifteen years’ experience in biodiversity conservation on public and private lands around the globe. She dedicates her professional life to promoting human-wildlife coexistence through effective public engagement, equitable participatory processes, and evidence-based decision-making. Michelle is the National Carnivore Conservation Manager for Project Coyote whose mission is to promote compassionate conservation and coexistence between people and wildlife through education, science and advocacy.
My project is Project Coyote
What is this project about?
Project Coyote seeks to change negative attitudes toward coyotes, wolves and other misunderstood predators by replacing ignorance and fear with understanding, respect and appreciation. Our representatives, advisors and supporters include scientists, educators, ranchers and citizen leaders who work together to change laws and policies to protect native carnivores from abuse and mismanagement, advocating coexistence instead of killing. You can help us end cruel and senseless killing contests nationwide: Watch the film Wildlife Killing Contests to learn about this important issue and share it to educate, expose, and end wildlife killing contests! Then sign the petition to stop this unconscionable practice on our federal public lands!
Finally, to learn more about why coyotes matter, read Coyote America by Project Coyote Ambassador Dan Flores. "Coyote America is the illuminating five-million-year biography of this extraordinary animal, from its origins to its apotheosis. It is one of the great epics of our time."