Student’s name Instructor Course name Date Coyote management Introduction The conflict between humans and nonhumans has fueled concerns over the longevity of the coyote species. According to William F. et al (13) coyote are canine natives from North America that are quite smaller compared to the gray wolf and also closely related to the eastern wolf rather the red wolf. Coyote are large and predatory and their ability to adapt and expand its environment has been a great concern to individuals living adjacent to parks that harbor them. As a result tension has ensued between such residents and those in-charge of taking care of the parks. One factor that leads to such tensions is social constructivism whereby the society and authorities have different perception about the coyote. While the society exhibits skepticism as a result of the negative impact of coyote the government applauds its move in protecting the their premises. This has led to different perceptions of symbolism as each person perceives coyote differently. However if the government could consider its reconstruction framework perhaps the outcome will be a win-win situation to both the coyote and humans. The government needs to take responsibility of the parks and ensure that border towns are not affected by the species. Also considering other aspects such as control freedom and self determination to both parties is fundamental in enhancing a peaceful co-existence between them. Work cited Dobson Andy and Laura Lynes. "How does poaching affect the size of national parks?." Trends in Ecology & Evolution23.4 (2008): 177-180. Siemer William F. et al. "How do suburban coyote attacks affect residents’ perceptions? Insights from a New York case study." Cities and the Environment (CATE) 7.2 (2014): 7. Scarce Rik. “What do wolves mean? Conflicting social constructions of cams lupus in “Bordertown”. Human dimensions of wildlife (1998) [...]
Evaluate Scarce's claim with respect to contemporary issues over how coyotes should be be managed. Should science be tempered by community values – if so, how? And if not, why? Provide clear examples drawn from your reading of Coyote America, Scarce's article and at least two peer-reviewed sources that you have found on your own.