Join Heartland Rewilding at Wild Things 2023!
The Wild Things Conference Returns Saturday, February 25, 2023!
They have put together an exciting lineup workshops and sessions from regional and national experts, plus meet & greets, video content, exhibitors, and sponsors. With dozens presentations and discussion panels to choose from, the in-person program engages a diverse range of topics, research, and skills, and plenty of opportunities to meet with friends, old and new. The conference will be taking place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.
Francisco J. Santiago-Ávila the Science & Conservation Manager for Project Coyote & The Rewilding Institute and Jane McBride of Project Coyote will be presenting on “Ending Wildlife Killing Contests in Illinois.”
Presentation description: Every year, Illinois is home to unethical and senseless wildlife killing contests promoting the indiscriminate killing of coyotes, foxes, and raccoons for prizes. We provide an overview of known WKCs in Illinois, along with an initial spatial analysis of impacts by county, on nature preserves, ecological connectivity, and state conservation areas. We discuss the science of why WKCs do not serve any conservation or ecological purpose, and ongoing efforts to prohibit them in the Prairie State.
For additional information and to get tickets for the 2023 conference, visit wildthingscommunity.org.
Heartland Rewilding’s mission is to reconnect and rewild Midwestern lands and promote compassionate and respectful coexistence across the Mississippi River Watershed through advocacy and education. Heartland Rewilding is a joint initiative of Project Coyote, The Rewilding Institute, and The Half-Earth Project. Learn more at heartlandrewilding.org.